The important attribute of Rumination Disorder is actually the repetitive regurgitation and re-chewing of meals which develops in an infant or maybe after a period of normal functioning and lasts for more than one month. Partially digested food is actually brought up into the mouth with no apparent nausea, disgust, retching, or perhaps related gastrointestinal disorder. The food is then either ejected from the lips or perhaps, more regularly, chewed and re-swallowed.

Rumination condition is most often noticed in infants but could be seen in older people, especially those that also have mental retardation.

Specific signs of Rumination Disorders:

  • Repeated regurgitation as well as rechewing of meals for a period of more than one month after a period of normal operation.
  • The behaviour isn't as a result of an associated gastrointestinal or perhaps any other general medical problem (e.g., esophageal reflux).
  • The behaviour doesn't appear solely during the program of Anorexia Nervosa or maybe Bulimia Nervosa. In case the signs happen solely during the course of mental retardation or even a Pervasive Developmental Disorder, they are intense to warrant impartial clinical attention.