Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis
Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:
symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Rumination
Disorder symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical
professionals, and others, only properly trained mental health
professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can
or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis. Many additional
factors are considered in addition to the Rumination Disorder symptoms in making
proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing
considerations. This information on Rumination Disorder symptoms and diagnostic
criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgement and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician.
Diagnostic criteria for 307.53 Rumination Disorder
A. Repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food for a period of at least
following a period of normal functioning.
B. The behavior is not due to an associated gastrointestinal or other general
medical condition (e.g.. esophageal reflux).
C. The behavior does not occur exclusively during the course of Anorexia
Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa. If the symptoms occur exclusively during the
course of Mental Retardation or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder,
they are sufficiently severe to warrant independent clinical attention.
Also, See: Other Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in
Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Other Mental Health
Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria
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