Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Rumination Disorder

Brenna Brown , Louis Hagopian, Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Rumination disorder (RD) is defined as chronic eating disorder characterized by the repeated regurgitation of ingested food from the stomach to the mouth over a period of at least one month. Regurgitated food may be either expelled or reswallowed.

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Last updated: October 17, 2014