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.

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