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Binge-Eating Disorder MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Binge-Eating Disorder
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Scope Note
A disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust, DEPRESSION, or guilt after overeating. Criteria includes occurrence on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months. The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not co-occur exclusively with BULIMIA NERVOSA or ANOREXIA NERVOSA. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
NLM Classification #
WM 175
Previous Indexing
Bulimia Nervosa (2000-2009)
Public MeSH Note
2010; see BULIMIA NERVOSA 2000-2009
History Note
2010; use BULIMIA NERVOSA 2000-2009
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Binge-Eating Disorder Preferred
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