Binge eating disorder (B.E.D.) is associated with a
range of functional consequences1

  • Problems with adapting to social roles
  • Quality of life and life satisfaction degradation due to health issues
  • Heightened medical mortality and morbidity
  • Heightened use of health care resources compared to BMI-matched controls
  • Potential for weight gain that could lead to obesity

B.E.D. association with impairment in role functioning in
adults (Sheehan Disability Scale)*2

reported functional impairment during the past year
reported severe functional impairment during the past year

The Sheehan Disability Scales were administered to assess the severity of
recent episodes of disordered eating.

*Data are from an eating disorder–assessed subsample (n=2,980) of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication,
a nationally representative face-to-face household survey of English-speaking adults aged ≥18 years.2

  1. American Psychiatric Association. Binge-eating disorder. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association; 2013:350-353.
  2. Hudson JI, Hiripi E, Pope HG Jr, Kessler RC. [Published correction appears in Biol Psychiatry. 2012;72(2):164.] Biol Psychiatry. 2007;61(3):348-358.