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

Rumination, gender, and depressive symptoms associated with caregiving strain in bipolar disorder.
 

Author(s): D A Perlick, J Gonzalez, L Michael, M Huth, J Culver, R Kaczynski, J Calabrese, D J Miklowitz

Journal: Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2012 Nov;126(5):356-62.

 

To evaluate the associations between indices of caregiving strain, ruminative style, depressive symptoms, and gender among family members of patients with bipolar disorder.

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2012

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Hooked on a feeling: rumination about positive and negative emotion in inter-episode bipolar disorder.
 

Author(s): June Gruber, Polina Eidelman, Sheri L Johnson, Bailey Smith, Allison G Harvey

Journal: J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov;120(4):956-61.

 

Rumination has been consistently implicated in the onset and maintenance of depression. Less work has examined rumination in the context of bipolar disorder, especially rumination about positive emotion. The present study examined rumination about negative and positive emotion in ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2011

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Default-mode and task-positive network activity in major depressive disorder: implications for adaptive and maladaptive rumination.
 

Author(s): J Paul Hamilton, Daniella J Furman, Catie Chang, Moriah E Thomason, Emily Dennis, Ian H Gotlib

Journal: Biol. Psychiatry. 2011 Aug;70(4):327-33.

 

Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been associated reliably with ruminative responding; this kind of responding is composed of both maladaptive and adaptive components. Levels of activity in the default-mode network (DMN) relative to the task-positive network (TPN), as well as activity ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2011

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Effect of Physical Activity on Depressive Symptoms With a 5 Month Follow-up
 

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Condition Summary: Major Depressive Disorder

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013

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Effects of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy on Brain Mechanisms in Depression
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Depression

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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