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 15 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The mediating role of rumination in the relation between attentional bias towards thin female bodies and eating disorder symptomatology.
 

Author(s): Laura Dondzilo, Elizabeth Rieger, Romina Palermo, Susan Byrne, Jason Bell

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The present study sought to investigate the association between selective attentional processing of body images, rumination, and eating disorder symptoms in young women. Seventy-three undergraduate female students (ages 17-24) completed a modified dot-probe task to assess whether ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2017

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Rumination mediates the relationship between overgeneral autobiographical memory and depression in patients with major depressive disorder.
 

Author(s): Yansong Liu, Xinnian Yu, Bixiu Yang, Fuquan Zhang, Wenhua Zou, Aiguo Na, Xudong Zhao, Guangzhong Yin

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Overgeneral autobiographical memory has been identified as a risk factor for the onset and maintenance of depression. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms that might explain overgeneral autobiographical memory phenomenon in depression. The purpose of this study ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2017

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Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms in College Students: The Complex Interplay between Alexithymia, Emotional Dysregulation and Rumination.
 

Author(s): Rebecca Meaney, Penelope Hasking, Andrea Reupert

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Both Emotional Cascade Theory and Linehan's Biosocial Theory suggest dysregulated behaviors associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) emerge, in part, because of cycles of rumination, poor emotional recognition and poor emotion regulation. In this study we examined relationships ...

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2016

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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 Sep 2017

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Effects of Online Cognitive Control Training on Rumination and Depressive Symptoms
 

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Condition Summary: Depression; Rumination - Thoughts

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2017

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