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3 Minute Impulsive Eating Test

Based on the work of Dr. Jim Gormally

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who struggle with an impulsive eating disorder. 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

I struggle with chaotic, unpredictable eating patterns.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute Impulsive Eating Test (IDR-3MIET) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MIET is based on the work of Gormally, J., Black, S., Daston, S., and Rardin, D., who created the Binge Eating Scale (BES). Those who binge eat may act on impulse. The IDR-3MIET is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of abnormal psychology, personality psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute Impulsive Eating Test was informed by the Binge Eating Scale’s criteria for impulsiveness, as published in Gormally‚ J; Black‚ S; Daston‚ S; Rardin‚ D (1982). "The assessment of binge eating severity among obese persons". Addictive behaviors 7 (1): 47–55. Mootabi F, Moloodi R, Dezhkam M, Omidvar N. Standardization of the Binge Eating Scale among Iranian Obese Population. Iran J Psychiatry. 1;4(4):143-146.

The work of Dr. Gormally and his colleagues has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the Binge Eating Scale, 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 Impulsive Eating Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute Impulsive Eating Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of an eating disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your specific personality. Therefore, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive eating attitude assessment can be made only by a qualified professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute Impulsive Eating Test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics of this trait, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute Impulsive 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 Impulsive Eating Disorder Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to a sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to eat.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of researchers and clinical psychologists and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating impulsive eating 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.