Behavior modification in the treatment of rumination.
Rumination is repeated regurgitation without nausea or associated gastrointestinal illness with concomitant weight loss and malnutrition. This paper describes a ruminating infant who was becoming severely malnourished. Hyperalimentation was used to provide necessary nutrition, and a paradigm of aversive behavior modification was instituted. This form of therapy was successful after less than four weeks, with no harmful side effects and no recurrence of the disorder.
Mestre, JR; Resnick, RJ; Berman, WF
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