About Avoidant Paruresis

Written by: Steven Soifer, MSW, Ph.D., George Zgourides, Psy.D., and Joe Himle, MSW, Ph.D.

What is Bashful Bladder?
Typical Characteristics of BBS
Typical Behavioral Patterns
How Can I Cure Paruresis?
What Can You Do About Paruresis?
Paruresis and Drug Testing
Social Action: Getting Involved in Changing Conditions Concerning Paruresis

WARNING AND DISCLAIMER:

Graphic of Happy / Sad FacesThis discussion is NOT a substitute for medical advice and does not constitute the practice of medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work or any other mental health profession. If you are having trouble urinating, you should always contact a physician since difficulty with voiding can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. We are a group of professional people, people who suffer from paruresis, and some who have recovered. We have assembled a board of directors and an advisory board to help people cope with urinary dysfunction that has a psychological or social origin. In this discussion, we are NOT practicing medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work or any other mental health profession. You should have your doctor evaluate your condition before diagnosing yourself, and seek the appropriate necessary mental health counseling if warranted. IPA, Inc. disclaims any and all legal liability whatsoever.

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