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A Book for Women with Shy Bladder Syndrome

Bathrooms Make Me Nervous

A Guidebook for Women with Urination Anxiety (Shy Bladder)

By Carol Olmert, Former IPA Women’s Resources Coordinator
(CJOB Publications: 2008)


Bathrooms Make Me Nervous is the first book to explore the shy bladder condition (paruresis) from a woman’s point of view. Written by Carol Olmert, the IPA’s former Women’s Coordinator and recovered paruresis sufferer, it offers clear and effective information on understanding, coping with, and recovering from the phobia.

You will discover:

  • you’re not the only woman in the world who suffers
  • why a female’s bathroom experience differs from a male’s (and the implications)
  • practical suggestions and extensive illustrations that help apply the information and techniques
  • updated treatment methods
  • inspirational stories from other females who have coped and recovered

From practical tips to stories of recovery, this complete handbook offers hope and inspiration to bathroom-challenged women. For further information, please visit the official website at http://www.BathroomsMakeMeNervous.com or purchase the book at Lulu.com.



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This website is NOT a substitute for medical or legal advice and does not constitute the practice of law, 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 and people who have suffered with paruresis. We have assembled a board and a board of advisors to help people cope with urinary dysfunction that has a psychological or social origin. On this website, 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.