Overview Rumination syndrome is a condition in which people repeatedly and unintentionally spit up (regurgitate) undigested or partially digested food from the stomach, rechew it, and then either reswallow it or spit it out. Because the food hasn’t yet been digested, it reportedly tastes normal and isn’t acidic, as vomit is. Rumination typically happens at … Read more

Periodic limb movement disorder

periodic limb movement disorder

OVERVIEW Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a condition that was formerly called sleep myoclonus or nocturnal myoclonus. It is described as repetitive limb movements that occur during sleep and cause sleep disruption. The limb movements usually involve the lower extremities, consisting of an extension of the big toe and flexion of the ankle, the … Read more


excoriation disorder3

Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes significant disruption in one’s life. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has … Read more



Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual with prenatal alcohol exposure. These effects can have lifelong implications including physical, mental, behaviour, and/or learning issues. One of the important things to remember is that people diagnosed with FASD will also have … Read more



Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Before understanding the causes, symptoms and other roots associated with the disorder, understanding the term anxiety is the first step. It refers to the anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behaviour. It is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can … Read more