Assessment of binge eating in obese patients

G. Terence Wilson, Cathy A. Nonas, Gianine D. Rosenblum

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Obese patients entering a weight control program were classified as binge eaters if they reported uncontrolled consumption of what others would regard as an unusually large amount of food at least once a week for the previous month. Binge eaters differed significantly from nonbingers across a broad range of eating and weight‐related characteristics assessed using a self‐report version of the Eating Disorder Examination. Attitudinal differences were marked. The results provided no support for the view that obese binge eaters have a pattern of general “addictiveness” to psychoactive substances or other activities. © 7993 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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