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Rumination Disorder

Diagnosis, Complications, Mediating Variables, and Treatment
  • Susan Dickerson Mayes
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 14)

Abstract

Rumination is the voluntary and pleasurable repeated regurgitation of stomach contents in the absence of organic cause. Foods or fluids are brought up into the mouth and reswallowed or expelled. Although some ruminators may strain and noticeably contract their gastroesophageal muscles or use their fingers to induce rumination, the act of rumination for many ruminators appears almost effortless (Humphrey, Mayes, Bixler, & Good, 1989; Mayes, 1988, 1992; Mayes, Humphrey, Handford, & Mitchell, 1988).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Dickerson Mayes
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterPennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA

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