Online Binge Eating Disorder Quiz

Do I have Binge Eating Disorder?
Take Our Free Online Binge Eating Test

Thank you for pursuing better mental health! Our online binge eating disorder quiz consists of 16 statements and should take you approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Instructions

Please answer each statement carefully and choose one statement that best describes the way you've been feeling over the last two weeks.

Be honest for the most accurate results.

It’s important to note: These results are not a diagnosis and this quiz is not a diagnostic tool. However, you may benefit from a consultation with a licensed mental health professional if you are experiencing difficulties in daily life. eating disorders should only be diagnosed by a licensed health professional.

Too often people stop short of seeking help due to fears that their concerns are not severe enough to warrant professional help. We urge you to reach out to a licensed professional after taking our online depression test.



If you are in need of immediate assistance, please dial 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255

Please choose the extent you've experienced each of the following statements:

I eat so much that I feel uncomfortable
I eat large amounts of food in a short period of time (within 2 hours)
I spend large amounts of time thinking about eating or not eating
I swallow my food without chewing it, sometimes causing me to overeat
I feel powerless when it comes to controlling my eating
I feel embarrassment, disgust, or guilt after I overeat
I think about food often
I worry that if I start eating I won't be able to control myself
I eat alone because I feel embarrassed or guilty
I eat large amounts of food even when I'm not hungry
I frequently try new diets
I eat at different times throughout the day with no planned mealtimes
I tend to be a perfectionist
I tend to avoid social activities where food is present
I have a negative view of my body size / shape
Family gatherings, holidays, or parties where food is present can give me stress or panic attacks

Thank you for taking our binge eating disorder test! Below is a little bit more information about this disorder as well as links to mental health professionals who can help you.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder is a serious type of eating disorder that is connected to deep emotional suffering. As a binge eating disorder relates to food, a person with binge eating disorder consumes a large amount of food in a very short period of time, typically under a two hour window. During this period, a person may feel powerless in their effort to stop eating until they are beyond full.

Beyond food, binge eating disorder affects a person's emotions deeply. Sufferers sometimes have a sense of shame around eating. There are common co-occurring mental health conditions associated with binge eating disorder like anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and depression.


DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria of Binge Eating Disorder

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), or DSM-5, outlines that Binge Eating Disorder consists of the following key diagnostic features:

  1. Recurrent and persistent episodes of binge eating
  2. Binge eating episodes are associated with three (or more) of the following:
    • Eating much more rapidly than normal
    • Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
    • Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry
    • Eating alone because of being embarrassed by how much one is eating
    • Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or very guilty after overeating
  3. Marked distress regarding binge eating
  4. Binge eating takes place at least once per week for three months or longer.
  5. Absence of regular compensatory behaviors (such as purging).



Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

The first step to binge eating disorder recovery is acknowledging you need help and then seeking help. If you or a loved one need help from binge eating disorder, there are proven effective methods of treatment. Learn more about binge eating disorder treatment

If you need help, there is hope! Reach out to a mental health professional that treats depression.

 




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