Paruresis and Shy Bladder

Understanding Shy Bladder Syndrome and Social Anxiety

by Kay Marcotte

Shy Bladder and Social Anxiety

If you have paruresis (or “shy bladder syndrome”), you may have heard the theory that it is actually a form of social phobia. You may not realize it at first, but shy bladder syndrome can severely limit your ability to socialize and enjoy experiences with others. Read about how paruresis and social anxiety relate and how they can impact your life.

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3 Things to Know about Shy Bladder Syndrome

by Kay Marcotte

Key Paruresis Facts

Shy bladder syndrome, also called paruresis, is a condition that not many people understand. Paruresis is difficult to classify and even to describe to someone who has never experienced it. Come learn some of the most important information about shy bladder syndrome.

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How Does Shy Bladder Syndrome Affect Men?

by Kay Marcotte

Paruesis and Men

Shy bladder syndrome isn’t something most people are aware of, so it can be difficult for those who have it to find support and resources. Come read about a study which examined paruresis in a large group of men.

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How A Young Woman Overcame Paruresis

by Kay Marcotte

Overcoming Shy Bladder

Paruresis can be a difficult illness to deal with on your own. As with many anxiety disorders, paruresis can become more manageable with help from a licensed mental health worker. Read about how professionals have successfully treat paruresis here.

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Celebrity Anxiety Story: Actress Jennifer Lawrence

by Kay Marcotte

Overcoming Anxiety

You would never think someone who is as confident and beautiful as Jennifer Lawrence would feel overwhelmed by anxiety. But the actress admits that she used to be insecure and nervous in school. Read more about her story here.

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How Overspending Eats at Your Mental Health and Worsens Paruresis

by Rich Presta

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Overspending can be a chronic habit that increases anxiety, stress and shy bladder symptoms. Find out why you may do it and how to stop.

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Treating Anxiety with Various Forms of Exercise

by Kay Marcotte

Exercise for Anxiety

The benefits of exercise are numerous and varied. Many researchers in psychology have studied the effects of exercise on anxiety conditions, and their findings may surprise you. Read more about the topic here.

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How to Help Yourself (and Your Paruresis) by Helping Others

by Rich Presta

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Staying stressed-out and stuck in your own head can make your paruresis worse. Likewise, getting out of yourself by reaching out to help others can decrease your symptoms and increase your overall life satisfaction. Find out more!

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