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What is Rumination disorder?

What is Rumination disorder?

  • Rumination disorder: A chronic eating condition where the stomach contents are regurgitated, rechewed and swallowed again. It tends to occur predominantly in infants, young children and people with mental impairment but it can occur in otherwise healthy individuals. Sufferers often try to hide their condition for fear of being diagnosed as having bulimia. The condition is often misdiagnosed as gastroparesis or bulimia. The regurgitation can occur as soon as the food is swallowed or even up to an hour after finishing eating.

Rumination disorder: Introduction

Types of Rumination disorder:

Broader types of Rumination disorder:

Who gets Rumination disorder?

Gender Ratio for Rumination disorder: Occurs predominantly in females.

How serious is Rumination disorder?

Complications of Rumination disorder: see complications of Rumination disorder

What causes Rumination disorder?

Causes of Rumination disorder: see causes of Rumination disorder
Cause of Rumination disorder: Causal factors may include physical trauma and psychological trauma or may become a habit after a bout of bulimia.

What are the symptoms of Rumination disorder?

Symptoms of Rumination disorder: see symptoms of Rumination disorder

Complications of Rumination disorder: see complications of Rumination disorder

Rumination disorder: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rumination disorder.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rumination disorder.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Rumination disorder: see treatments for Rumination disorder

Name and Aliases of Rumination disorder

Main name of condition: Rumination disorder

Other names or spellings for Rumination disorder:

Merycism

 

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