shy bladder


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shy bladder

Said to be possessed by one who has trouble urinating when others are present, as in a public restroom. I have a shy bladder, so it takes me forever to pee in those crowded stadium bathrooms.
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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.
For over 40 years, author and researcher Carol Olmert suffered from the damaging effects of shy bladder syndrome (paruresis).
An embarrassment to bare all in the presence of strangers is called Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) or 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.