Behavior modification in the treatment of rumination.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mestre, JR; Resnick, RJ; Berman, WF

Published Date

  • July 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 488 - 491

PubMed ID

  • 6406126

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-9228

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/000992288302200704


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States