shy bladder


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shy bladder

A psychoneurologic reflex that is almost exclusive in men, which is characterised by difficulty or inability to initiate urinary flow in public toilets (urinals).
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NEW YORK -- Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a "painfully awkward'' actor Rob Lowe says that he can't urinate in public.
Such is the cognitive preoccupation and the driving force behind most life choices of someone suffering with paruresis (commonly called shy bladder syndrome), oftentimes diagnostically coded as a social anxiety disorder (Hamelstein & Soifer, 2005).
Paruresis, also known as shy bladder syndrome, is defined as the fear of being unable to initiate or sustain urination because of the subconscious perception of a threat, such as the fear of being scrutinized by others (Boschen, 2008; Soifer, Zgourides, Himle, & Pickering, 2001).
2001), the Paruresis-Scale (PARS; Hammelstein & Pietrowsky, 2005), and the Shy Bladder Scale (SBS; Deacon et al.
Development and validation of the Shy Bladder Scale.
Shy bladder syndrome: Your stepby-step guide to overcoming paruresis.
An embarrassment to bare all in the presence of strangers is called Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) or paruresis.
are "barbaric towards people suffering from paruresis, or shy bladder syndrome.
Soifer related several horror stories that members of his organization have suffered at the hands of collectors and MROs reviewing cases of shy bladder.
Prior to the firing at Caterpillar, Soifer has helped IPA members get hired (in pre-employment shy bladder drug testing cases) or prevent them from being fired (in employment shy bladder drug testing cases) by successfully negotiating with corporations.
For over 40 years, author and researcher Carol Olmert suffered from the damaging effects of shy bladder syndrome (paruresis).
While the window of detection is more limited than traditional urine testing, oral fluid testing virtually eliminates issues associated with urine testing such as observed collection gender issues, dilution, adulteration, restroom availability, ease of specimen collection, and shy bladder.