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Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with enuresis.

Authors
  • Fritz, Gregory
  • Rockney, Randy
  • Bernet, William
  • Arnold, Valerie
  • Beitchman, Joseph
  • Benson, R Scott
  • Bukstein, Oscar
  • Kinlan, Joan
  • McClellan, Jon
  • Rue, David
  • Shaw, Jon A
  • Stock, Saundra
  • Kroeger Ptakowski, Kristin
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
43
Issue
12
Pages
1540–1550
Identifiers
PMID: 15564822
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Enuresis is a symptom that is frequently encountered in child psychiatric evaluations. Careful assessment is required to identify specific urologic, developmental, psychosocial, and sleep-related etiologies. For most children with enuresis, however, a specific etiology cannot be determined. Treatment then involves supportive approaches, conditioning with a urine alarm, or medications--imipramine or desmopressin acetate. The psychosocial consequences of the symptom must be recognized and addressed with sensitivity during the evaluation and treatment of enuresis.

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