Case study: Chewing gum treatment of rumination in an adolescent with an eating disorder

M. Melinda Weakley, Theodore A. Petti, George Karwisch

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Abstract

Rumination occurs frequently in children and adolescents with eating disorders, but few studies or case reports consider rumination an associated symptom. Fewer address related treatment issues. The authors describe successful treatment of rumination in a 16-year-old female adolescent using postmeal chewing gum. Rumination should be considered in youngsters with bulimia or anorexia nervosa, and approaches to its treatment should be studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1127
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Rumination

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