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3 Minute Binge Eating Test

Based on the work of Dr. Barry K. Herman, M.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Binge-Eating Disorder (BED). Please read each question carefully, and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

Over the past few weeks...

I have had recurring episodes where I ate rapidly until I was uncomfortably full.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Binge Eating Disorder Test (IDR-3MBEDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MBEDT is based on the work of Dr. Barry K. Herman, M.D., Linda S. Deal, Dana B. DiBenedetti, Ph.D., Lauren Nelson, Ph.D., Sheri E. Fehnel, Ph.D., and T. Michelle Brown, Ph.D. who created the 7-Item Binge-Eating Disorder Screener (BEDS-7). The IDR-3MBEDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Binge Eating Test was informed by the BEDS-7 criteria for BED as published in Herman, B.K, Deal, L.S., DiBenedetti, D.B., Nelson, L., Fehnel, S.E., & Brown, T.M. (2016). Development of the 7-Item binge-eating disorder screener (BEDS-7). The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders,18(2), 10.4088/PCC.15m01896. Herman, B.K., Deal, L.S., Kando, J.C., DiBenedetti, D.B., Nelson, L., Fehnel, S.E., & Brown, T.M. (2017). Use and value of the 7-item binge eating disorder screener in clinical practice. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 19(3). pii: 16m02075. doi: 10.4088/PCC.16m02075. Binge Eating Disorder Screener-7 (BEDS-7). (2014). B.E.D. Resource Kit. Wayne, PA: Shire US, Inc.

The work of Dr. Herman and his colleagues has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the BEDS-7, for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute BED Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Binge Eating Disorder Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Binge-Eating Disorder, which is a feeding and eating disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential feeding and eating disorders. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Binge Eating Disorder Quiz, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this feeding and eating disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Binge Eating Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute Binge Eating Disorder Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to abnormal eating patterns—specifically, consuming extremely large quantities of food in a discrete period of time.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of MDs and PhDs and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating Binge Eating Disorder as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.