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    DSM-5 Criteria for Binge Eating Disorder

    Diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder (BED).
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    Recurrent episodes of binge eating

    An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following:

    The binge eating episodes are associated with ≥3 of the following:

    Additional required criteria

    1-3
    4-7
    8-13
    ≥14

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    Dr. Robert L. Spitzer

    About the Creator

    Robert L. Spitzer, MD, served as professor of psychiatry at Columbia University for 49 years before retiring in 2010. He was influential in the advancement of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). He is recognized in many fields in psychiatry from severe mental illness to comparative diagnostics, such as the United States–United Kingdom Diagnostic Project, in which he helped author a paper comparing schizophrenia definitions in the US and UK.

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