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

Thought control strategies and rumination in youth with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder following single-event trauma.
 

Author(s): Richard Meiser-Stedman, Alicia Shepperd, Ed Glucksman, Tim Dalgleish, William Yule, Patrick Smith

Journal: J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2014 Feb;24(1):47-51.

 

Certain thought control strategies for managing the intrusive symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are thought to play a key role in its onset and maintenance. Whereas measures exist for the empirical assessment of such thought control strategies in adults, relatively ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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

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Condition Summary: Bipolar Disorder; Major Depression; Rumination

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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Rumination Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Major Depression and Recurrent Depression
 

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Condition Summary: Depression; Recurrent Depression

 

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2014

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Major Depressive Disorder

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2013

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