RUMINATION DISORDER

Childhood eating dysfunction identified in DSM-IV-TR wherein the affected individual regurgitates partly processed food items and chews it again before ingesting it or spitting it out. Generally takes place within the initial 3-12 months of age (or older, in cases of severe mental defects) and can result in the child coming to be malnourished.

RUMINATION DISORDER: "The child could not attend school because of her rumination disorder."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RUMINATION DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rumination-disorder/ (accessed May 26, 2020).
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