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Recommended Reading

The Secret Social Phobia: Shy Bladder Syndrome (Paruresis) Ebook

$12.95 (Paperback), $3.99 (Kindle)

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

Available at Amazon.

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


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 Lulu.com.

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 free to IPA Members at IPA’s Members Site. Join with a gift of $100 today!

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 free to IPA Members at IPA’s Members Site. Join with a gift of $100 today!



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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.