Binge Eating Diagnosis

Updated 8 August 2022

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Diagnosis

Adults

For 3 (or more) months:

Obsessions
about food
Binges
excessive, rapid, solitary, uncomfortable eating
within 2 hours, 1 (or more) times a week
Uncontrollability
when eating, then possible depression, embarrassment, disgust or guilt
Distress
significant
Mild
1-3 binges a week
Moderate
4-7 binges a week
Severe
8-13 binges a week
Extreme
14 (or more) binges a week
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance