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

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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Co-rumination and co-problem solving in the daily lives of adolescents with major depressive disorder.
 

Author(s): Jennifer M Waller, Jennifer S Silk, Lindsey B Stone, Ronald E Dahl

Journal: J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;53(8):869-78.

 

This study examines differences in the prevalence and nature of co-rumination during real-world social interactions with peers and parents among adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) compared to healthy controls.

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2014

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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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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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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2016

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Self Focus in Bipolar Disorder: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bipolar Disorder; Major Depression; Rumination

 

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2016

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