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Along with bingeing and purging at least twice a week for 3 month or more, does your child or someone you know tend to ...
1. eat an unusually large amount of food with no weight gain?
2. believe the minimum weight recommended for someone their age and height is too high for them?
3. base their self-worth on weight and body image?
4. be secretive about eating and for a time after eating?
5. spend time in the bathroom after meals?
6. vomit frequently or are there often smells of vomit?
7. regularly use laxatives, diuretics, or enemas?
8. go to the kitchen (to binge) after everyone else has gone to bed?
9. go on unplanned walks or drives at night?
10. have an excessive desire for privacy in their bedroom or the bathroom?
11. avoid eating with others or take very small portions when eating with others?
12. suddenly change the foods they like and dislike?
13. regularly skip meals?
14. drink a lot of water and/or diet soda (to make vomiting easier)?
15. cut their food into very small bites?
16. chew their food excessively?
17. separate different types of food on their plate?
18. create strange food combinations?
19. be obsessed with exercise (for example, they always want to exercise after eating)?
20. use mints or gum often (to cover up vomit smells on their breath)?
21. run water constantly while in the bathroom (to cover vomiting sounds)?
22. be preoccupied with weight, weight loss, and dieting?
23. wear baggy clothes or layer clothes (to hide their body)?
24. avoid looking in mirrors?
25. have calloused finger joints and/or backs of the hands (from jamming the fingers down the throat to induce vomiting)?
26. have discolored or decalcified teeth?
27. have sensitive, swollen, or bleeding cheeks and gums (caused by vitamin deficiencies and stomach acids coming up the throat)?
28. have frequent stomach pains, constipation, diarrhea, or other intestinal problems?
29. have irregular or stopped menstrual periods?

Total 'Yes' (out of 29 possible)

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