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Table 6 Summary of the relationships between NES diagnostic criteria and psychological and BMI measures. Single check indicates relationship for community sample only. Double check mark indicates relationship for both student and community samples. Criteria are organized by proposed diagnostic requirements [1]

From: Factor structure of the Night Eating Diagnostic Questionnaire (NEDQ) and an evaluation of the diagnostic criteria of the night eating syndrome

NES Diagnostic Criteria Depression Sleep Quality “Food Addiction” BMI
At least one of these:
 Evening Hyperphagia  
 Nocturnal Eating     
At least three of these:
 Depressed Mood in Evening  
 Sleep Problems
 Morning Anorexia   
 Need to Eat to Sleep     
 Urge to Eat in Evening     
Required:
 Awareness     
 Impaired/Distressed
  1. NES Night eating syndrome, BMI Body mass index