RUMINATION

Obsessive thoughts concerning extreme, recurring ideas or concepts that interrupt other types of cognitive actions; a typical element of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Chronic regurgitation of minimal amounts of undigested food items with minor impetus after each meal; an ailment frequently observed in babies or individuals with serious mental handicaps. Possibly a sign of overfeeding, of consuming food too rapidly, or of ingesting air. Also known as: merycism.

RUMINATION: "For a depressive personality, it is easy to get lost in rumination."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "RUMINATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rumination/ (accessed August 15, 2018).
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