Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Workup

Updated: Jun 22, 2023
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO, DFAACAP, DFAPA; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Approach Considerations

When the physical examination or history suggests specific medical conditions that can cause or may be associated with weight gain, appropriate testing should be performed, such as blood testing for hypothyroidism or genetic testing to rule in or out a deletion or translocation syndrome such as Prader-Willi syndrome (such as on chromosome 15) or a different genetically related cause such as is accompanied by a mitochondrial dysfunction or an intellectual disability as etiologically related to binge eating disorder (BED). [36]