Eating Attitudes Test

The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) is probably the most widely used standardized self-report measure of symptoms relating to eating disorders. Upon completion a referral index is generated based on; 1) the score based on the questions of the EAT-26; 2) the score based on answers related to eating behaviours and 3) the individual’s BMI. If the cut off score is met, a referral to a medical professional is generally recommended.

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EAT
EAT-26

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First used: 13 October 2021

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Eating Disorders
The two most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, affecting roughly 16 million people globally. Current medications have limited success in treating people with these disorders. Research with psychedelics including MDMA and psilocybin to treat these disorders is underway.

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