Rumination Disorder

Unlike other eating disorder, rumination disorder focuses on a person's mild regurgitation of food after meals. The difference is that it is not vomiting and does not have the usual side effects associated with forced regurgitation. Malnutrition is a serious danger associated with rumination disorder. Causes of this feeding disorder are unknown, but it is thought to have a lot to do with bad parenting techniques. Here at GoMentor.com, you can find therapists who have the information needed to help with rumination disorder. Before deciding if this can help you, here is a closer look at rumination disorder.

Causes of Rumination Disorder

Rumination disorder generally appears after the age of three months. The exact causes are unknown, but it is thought to be a combination of several environmental factors like lack of stimulation of the infant or neglect. In some it may be a physical cause, but in most cases it is improper parenting. While the causes are not known exactly, it is important to look for the various symptoms of rumination disorder that may appear.

Symptoms of Rumination Disorder 

If a child regurgitates food (easily) after eating and chews food multiple times, it may point to rumination disorder. When the food is regurgitated, there may be a look of pleasure on the child's face, unlike the negative side effects seen with forced vomiting. Other symptoms of rumination disorder include those usually associated with malnutrition, including deterioration of muscles, sores in the mouth, and other physical problems.

Dangers and Risks of Rumination Disorder

Besides the fact that it may be caused by child neglect that is occurring, there are other dangers associated with rumination disorder. For one, malnutrition may result as a baby doesn't get the proper nutrients from the food they do manage to eat. There are many side effects of malnutrition that can lead to other serious physical problems. This is why getting treatment for rumination disorder is so important if the signs do appear.

Treatment for Rumination Disorder 

Here at GoMentor.com, you can book online therapy sessions with highly skilled therapists who specialize in rumination disorder. The trained therapists on GoMentor.com have the information that is needed to guide families through everything that is needed to deal with rumination disorder. With the addition of counseling, the online therapy options for rumination disorder here at GoMentor.com are one of the more complete ways to deal with everything that comes with this feeding disorder.

Definition of Rumination Disorder

Rumination disorder is a chronic eating disorder that causes a person to experience mild regurgitation after eating meals. Symptoms differ from other eating disorders in that there are very few negative physical symptoms present.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Rumination Disorder

  • Regurgitation of food
  • Chewing food multiple times
  • Lack of negative side effects when food is regurgitated

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Rumination Disorder

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