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Disorders of Childhood - Symptoms - Enuresis
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Symptoms - Enuresis
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Enuresis
Symptoms

Repeated voiding of urine into bed or clothes (whether involuntary or intentional).

The behavior is clinically significant as manifested by either a frequency of twice a week for at least 3 consecutive months or the presence of clinically significant distress or impairment in social, academic (occupational), or other important areas of functioning.

Chronological age is at least 5 years (or equivalent developmental level).

The behavior is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effect of a substance (e.g., a diuretic) or a general medical condition (e.g., diabetes, spina bifida, a seizure disorder).

Criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

 

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