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Binge-Eating Disorder

Classification: Eating Disorder

ICD-9-CM Code: 307.51

ICD-10-CM Code: F50.81

Symptoms: Recurrent episodes of eating excessive amounts of food — or eating more rapidly than normal — without purging.

Levels of Severity: The following are levels of severity for binge-eating disorder.

  • Mild: 1-3 episodes per week
  • Moderate: 4-7 episodes per week
  • Severe: 8-13 episodes per week
  • Extreme: 14+ episodes per week

Usual Onset: Adolescence, Young Adulthood

Comorbidity: Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Kleptomania, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Substance Use Disorders

Gender Ratio: Women > Men


  • Antidepressants (SSRIs)
  • CNS Stimulants
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Bariatric surgery

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