Recommended Reading


Shy Bladder Syndrome (Paruresis): An Update
(EBook)  $9.99

An update to the classic – “Shy Bladder Syndrome: Your Step by Step Guide to Overcoming Paruresis,” the definitive book on shy bladder.

Available at IPA’s Bookstore or 


The Shy Bladder Syndrome: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Overcoming Paruresis  The definitive book on paruresis.  (New Harbinger Publications, 2001)  $13.95

Written by experts in the field:
Steven Soifer, Ph. D., M.S.W., CEO of IPA
George D. Zgourides, Psy.D.
Joseph Himle, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Nancy L. Pickering

Available at IPA’s Bookstore and


Bathrooms Make Me Nervous:  A Guidebook for Women with Urination Anxiety (Shy Bladder)  $20.00

Carol Olmert, IPA’s Women’s Coordinator
(CJOB Publications: 2008)
The first book to explore the shy bladder condition (paruresis) from a woman’s point of view. It offers clear and effective information on understanding, coping with, and recovering from the phobia.

Available at IPA’s Bookstore and

Click here for the official website.


“Free To Pee: A Self-Help Guide for Men with Paruresis.”
Christopher McCullough, Ph.D. (2000)  $20.00

The best guide for learning about secondary paruresis and how to deal with it.

Available at IPA’s Bookstore.