Rumination disorder

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Rumination disorder

Rumination disorder is a condition in which people repeatedly, unintentionally spit up food from the stomach, rechew it and then typically reswallow the food. Rumination is a reflex and cannot be consciously controlled. It usually occurs in infants after three months and people with developmental disabilities, but can also occur in children, teens, and adults. Symptoms include repeatedly spitting up food and rechewing it. A physician can diagnose rumination disorder based on a patient’s symptoms, but further tests might be necessary to rule out other conditions. Rumination disorder can be treated with behavioral techniques. Counseling parents and improving the environment of the child can also help. If left untreated rumination can damage the tube between your mouth and stomach (the esophagus) and cause unhealthy weight loss.

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The terms "Rumination disorder" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Comparison of Experiential Avoidance, [corrected] Mindfulness and Rumination in Trauma-Exposed Individuals With and Without Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in an Iranian Sample.
 

Author(s): Sajjad Basharpoor, Masumeh Shafiei, Somayeh Daneshvar

Journal: Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2015 Oct;29(5):279-83.

 

The aim of this study was to compare experimental avoidance, mindfulness and rumination in trauma-exposed individuals with and without PTSD in an Iranian sample. The method of the study was retrospective. The statistical population of the study composed of all people under the auspices ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2015

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Rumination predicts heightened responding to stressful life events in major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.
 

Author(s): Ayelet Meron Ruscio, Emily L Gentes, Jason D Jones, Lauren S Hallion, Elizabeth S Coleman, Joel Swendsen

Journal: J Abnorm Psychol. 2015 Feb;124(1):17-26.

 

Although studies have documented heightened stress sensitivity in major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the mechanisms involved are poorly understood. One possible mechanism is the tendency to ruminate in response to stress. We used ecological momentary ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2015

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The role of anger rumination and autism spectrum disorder-linked perseveration in the experience of aggression in the general population.
 

Author(s): Cara E Pugliese, Matthew S Fritz, Susan W White

Journal: Autism. 2015 Aug;19(6):704-12.

 

This study (a) examined the role of anger rumination as a mediator of the relation between social anxiety and the experience of anger, hostility, and aggression, in the general population, and (b) evaluated the degree to which the presence of autism spectrum disorder characteristics ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2015

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The terms "Rumination disorder" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rumination in bipolar disorder: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Érico de M Silveira, Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna

Journal: Rev Bras Psiquiatr. ;37(3):256-63.

 

To conduct a systematic review of the literature about the symptom of rumination in bipolar disorder (BD).

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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A Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Rumination Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rumination Disorder

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2017

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A Pilot Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Rumination Disorder (CBT-RD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rumination Disorder

 

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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Effects of Online Cognitive Control Training on Rumination and Depressive Symptoms
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Depression; Rumination - Thoughts

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2017

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