Binge eating disorder (BED) is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) as eating an amount of food that is significantly greater than what most people would eat during a similar period and situation. BED is the most common eating disorder in the United States. About 3 percent of adults have BED, which is twice the amount of Americans who have anorexia and bulimia combined.

It’s important to get treatment for BED before the disorder reaches a dangerous or fatal level. If you’ve ever hidden the amount of food you eat or eaten until you were physically uncomfortable, you may ask yourself, “Am I a binge eater?” Recognizing the presence of a binge eating disorder is the first step to getting treatment.

Binge Eating Self-Assessment Quiz

The questions for this binge eating disorder test are based on the diagnostic criteria from the DSM-5.

Please answer “yes” or “no” for each question.

Do you eat large amounts of food in a short period (i.e., within two hours)?
Do you feel like you have no control over eating during a binge-eating episode?
Have you eaten until you were uncomfortably full?
Do you eat a large amount of food when you’re not physically hungry?
Have you chosen to eat alone because you were embarrassed by the amount of food you were eating?
Do you experience feelings of disgust or depression after a binge-eating episode?
Have you experienced a binge-eating episode at least once a week for three or more months?
Do your binge-eating episodes co-occur with anorexia or bulimia?
Do your binge-eating episodes cause you significant concern or distress?
Have you hoarded food or empty food packages in your bedroom?
During a binge-eating episode, are you eating more rapidly than normal?
Do you experience feelings of guilt after a binge-eating episode?

Your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information to proceed to your results.

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