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Rumination Disorder

Repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food for a period of at least 1 month following a period of normal eating habits characterizes's Rumination Disorder.

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  PsychNet-UK Rumination Disorder Information Sheet- Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.



  eMedicine - Eating Disorder: Rumination - Article by Cynthia R R Ellis, MD. The term rumination is derived from the Latin word ruminare, which means to chew the cud. Rumination is characterized by the voluntary or involuntary regurgitation and rechewing of partially digested food that is either reswallowed or expelled. Not Rated
  HealthCentral - General Encyclopedia - Rumination Disorder  - Rumination disorder is repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food. Symptoms must persist for at least 1 month. There does not appear to be upset, retching, or disgust associated with the regurgitation, and it may appear to cause pleasure.3/5
  Rumination Disorder in Infants and Children (WebMD) - Rumination disorder is an eating disorder in which a person -- usually an infant or young child -- brings back up and re-chews partially digested food that has already been swallowed. In most cases, the re-chewed food is then swallowed again; but occasionally, the child will spit it out. 3/5
  Rumination Syndrome - EndoNurse - Rumination syndrome is an unusual disorder that involves regurgitation and rechewing of partially digested food — which is then swallowed again or spit out. It can be involuntary or voluntary.1 However, the disorder is not harmless — it has the potential to damage the upper digestive system from teeth to esophagus. 3/5
  Rumination Syndrome in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis. Journal of Peadiatrics. Rumination syndrome is characterized by the effortless regurgitation into the mouth of recently ingested food followed by rechewing and reswallowing or expulsion.1,2 Individuals with classic rumination syndrome typically do not experience heartburn, abdominal pain, or nausea when the regurgitation occurs. An Article Not Rated
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