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Rumination Disorder

Rumination Disorder is characterized by regular regurgitation of food that occurs for a minimum of one month.


  • Regurgitated food may be spite out, re-chewed, or re-swallowed.
  • Repetitive regurgitation behavior of food for at least one month
  • Behaviors do not occur exclusively in cases of anorexia, bulimia, BED, or avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder
  • Negative thoughts


  • Cardiovascular concerns
  • Increased psychological issues

Psychiatric conditions commonly co-occurring with ARFID may be combined with:

  • Depression
  • Panic/Anxiety disorders
  • Personality Disorder

Treatment for this disorder is specific to learning to adapt techniques that will help break the cycle. This disorder is often accompanied with other eating disorders, which will determine the increased health risks. Reference the other eating disorders to identify key behaviors.

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