Binge Eating Diagnosis
In This Article:
- Binge Eating
- Binge Eating Causes
- Binge Eating Effects
- Binge Eating Symptoms
- Binge Eating Diagnosis
- Binge Eating Treatment
- Binge Eating Support
- Binge Eating Recovery
- Binge Eating Statistics
Diagnostic criteria include recurrent episodes of binge-eating; awareness that the eating pattern is abnormal and fear of being unable to stop voluntarily; and depressed mood and self-deprecating thoughts after binging.
If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you should:
- Do you feel out of control when you’re eating?
- Do you think about food all the time?
- Do you eat in secret?
- Do you eat until you feel sick?
- Do you eat to escape from worries or to comfort yourself?
- Do you feel disgusted or ashamed after eating?
- Do you feel powerless to stop eating, even though you want to?
A binge is usually described as an event where:
- eating until feeling uncomfortably full.
- eating large quantities of food when not even hungry.
- eating noticeably faster than is considered normal.
- eating alone due to embarrassment of over eating.
- feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after a binge.
On average, binge eating takes place twice weekly, and has done so for 6 months.