Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment


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Which of the following is NOT a requirement to diagnose someone with binge-eating disorder?

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1. Dana has been binge eating approximately 16 times a week. A doctor would describe Dana's level of binge eating as _____.

2. Sam has binge-eating disorder and ends up binging at least once or twice every day. In addition to any biological or family factors that have contributed to Sam's disorder, which of the following will Sam's doctor MOST LIKELY suspect for playing a role in the disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will teach you more about the characteristics of Binge-Eating Disorder and obesity. You will be quizzed on things such as the causes and diagnosis of this disorder, and potential treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The requirements for diagnosing someone with Binge-Eating Disorder
  • What causes Binge-Eating disorder
  • Step 2 of treatment consists of this
  • What compounds psychological and physical conditions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about obesity in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what causes Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what treatment is available for someone with Binge-Eating Disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about a specific eating disorder, review the corresponding lesson on the characteristics of Binge-Eating Disorder and obesity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses how to diagnose this disorder
  • Examines possible causes and treatment
  • Explores the issue of obesity
  • Identifies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a possible step to recovery