How Do Doctors Diagnose BED?
Doctors can diagnose BED through one or more of the following tests:
- Interview with a mental health provider, including a discussion about your child's eating behaviors
- Physical exam
- Lab tests
What is the Difference Between BED and Typical Overeating?
Overeating usually happens around social events and holidays. It does not happen every day. Overeating becomes a problem when it replaces normal eating behaviors or when a person feels guilty, ashamed, or upset by overeating.