Commentary: Power of the mindBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.136 (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:136
- Sabina Dosani, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist (Sabina.firstname.lastname@example.org)1
- 1 Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AZ
I hadn't heard of rumination syndrome before reading Mr Neville's story.1 My first thought on hearing about his repeated presentation, negative findings, and distress was that this was a case of somatoform disorder.2 His deterioration after a difficult meeting with a staff member supported that view.
Is rumination syndrome a distinct syndrome or is it an example of a functional somatic syndrome?3 It is unfortunate that mind-body …