Binge Eating Quiz

This quiz is designed to help give you some idea about whether you might suffer from an eating disorder called binge eating disorder (BED). It is based upon the actual diagnostic criteria used to diagnose this disorder.

Instructions: For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people less than 2 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.



I am a year old / /


1. I’ve experienced episodes of binge eating more than once.

2. My episodes of binge eating are characterized by eating during a specific period of time (say, within a 2-hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than what most people would eat in a similar period of time, under similar circumstances.

3. During my binge eating episodes, I’ve experienced a feeling that I lacked control over my eating (e.g., a feeling that I could not stop eating, or control what or how much I was eating during the episode).

4. The binge eating episodes I’ve experienced have included:





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Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2020). Binge Eating Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2020, from


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Last updated: 29 Jul 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Jul 2020
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