Year: 2007 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.48, no.2, (March-April 2007), p.124-131 SIEC No: 20080383

This study describes the prevalence & correlates of binge eating disorder as assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire in a survey of 910 randomly ascertained participants. 60 individuals screened positive for current binge eating disorder with men as likely to screen positive as women. These subjects were at substantially elevated odds for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, & past suicide attempts. They, but not other obese individuals, exhibited substanially lower scores on measures of mental health-related quality of life. (45 refs.)