II. Criteria

  1. Compulsive behavior around food, eating, and body image
  2. Interferes with daily functioning

III. Symptoms

  1. Eat for relief, comfort, nurturing
    1. Stress
    2. Boredom
    3. Fear
    4. Loneliness
  2. Plan the Next meal while eating this one
  3. Eat more than you want, or out of control with food
    1. Binge Eating
      1. Excessive intake per 2 hour period
    2. Grazing
      1. Large food intake throughout day, no planned meals
    3. Guilt and fear about not being able to stop eating
    4. Eat until feeling uncomfortably full
  4. Surreptitious eating
    1. Eating alone because of shame about excessive eating
  5. Sense of being fat or obese, or fear of becoming so
  6. Sought help or attempted methods to control weight
    1. Strict dieting or Fasting
    2. Self-induced Vomiting
    3. Laxatives or Diuretics
    4. Diet pills
    5. Vigorous Exercise
  7. Frequent weight fluctuations exceeding 10 pounds

IV. Resources

  1. Overeaters anonymous

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Ontology: Hyperphagia (C0020505)

Definition (MSH) Ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.
Definition (CSP) ingestion of a greater than optimal quantity of food.
Concepts Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction (T048)
MSH D006963
ICD9 783.6
ICD10 R63.2
SnomedCT 206939001, 206940004, 206937004, 206941000, 267023007, 158289004, 158288007, 211764001, 267157001, 158290008, 158291007, 139084002, 161827002, 41522009, 58424009
English Hyperphagia, Overeating, HYPERPHAGIA, POLYPHAGIA, Polyphagia NOS, [D]Excessive eating, [D]Hyperalimentation, [D]Polyphagia, [D]Polyphagia NOS, [D]Excessive eating (context-dependent category), [D]Hyperalimentation (context-dependent category), [D]Polyphagia (context-dependent category), [D]Polyphagia NOS (context-dependent category), extreme overeating (symptom), extreme overeating (hyperphagia), hyperphagia, extreme overeating, Hyperalimentation NOS, Hyperphagia [Disease/Finding], gluttony, Over eating, overeat, excessive eating, hyperalimentation, hyperalimentation (diagnosis), Hyperalimentation, :: Polyphagia, [D]Excessive eating (situation), [D]Polyphagia (situation), Polyphagia (disorder), [D]Hyperalimentation (situation), Hyperalimentation (disorder), [D]Polyphagia NOS (situation), Polyphagias, Polyphagia, Excessive eating, Overeats, Excessive eating - polyphagia, Excessive eating - polyphagia (finding), Overeating (finding), Gluttony, overeating, polyphagia, eating; excess, excessive; eating, Hyperalimentation, NOS, Overeating, NOS, Excessive eating, NOS, Hyperalimentation (disorder) [Ambiguous], over eating
French HYPERPHAGIE, POLYPHAGIE, Polyphagie, Hyperphagie, Alimentation excessive
German HYPERPHAGIE, Polyphagie, exzessives Essen, POLYPHAGIE, Hyperphagie, Überessen
Dutch overmatig eten, polyfagie, eten; overmaat, overmatig; eten, Polyfagie, hyperfagie, Hyperfagie, Overeten
Italian Eccesso nel mangiare, Polifagia, Iperfagia
Portuguese Polifagia, Comer em excesso, HIPERFAGIA / BOLIMIA, POLIFAGIA, Alimentação em Excesso, Ingestão Excessiva de Alimentos, Hiperalimentação, Superalimentação, Hiperfagia
Spanish Polifagia, Comer en exceso, [D]hiperalimentación (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]polifagia, SAI (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]polifagia (categoría dependiente del contexto), [D]ingesta excesiva (categoría dependiente del contexto), POLIFAGIA, Alimentación en Exceso, [D]ingesta excesiva, alimentación excesiva, polifagia (trastorno), [D]hiperalimentación (situación), hiperfagia, gula, [D]hiperalimentación, polifagia, [D]polifagia, [D]ingesta excesiva (situación), [D]polifagia, SAI, ingesta excesiva de alimentos, hiperalimentación (trastorno), [D]polifagia, SAI (situación), hiperalimentación, [D]polifagia (situación), Ingestión Excesiva de Alimentos, Hiperalimentación, Sobrealimentación, comer en exceso (hallazgo), comer en exceso, hiperalimentación (concepto no activo), ingestión excesiva - polifagia (hallazgo), ingestión excesiva - polifagia, Hiperfagia
Japanese 過食, カショク, 摂食亢進症, 摂食高進, 多食症, 摂食亢進
Swedish Ätande, överdrivet
Czech přejídání, Hyperfagie, Polyfagie, Excesivní příjem potravy, hyperfagie, hyperfágie, obžerství
Finnish Ylensyöminen
Korean 다식증
Croatian Not Translated[Hyperphagia]
Polish Hiperfagia, Łaknienie nadmierne
Hungarian Polyphagia, Túlzott mértékű evés, Hyperphagia
Norwegian Overspising, Hyperfagi

Ontology: compulsive overeating (C0814174)

Concepts Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction (T048)
English compulsive overeating