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