Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: psychological traumatic

  • Paruresis: “Shy bladder” syndrome

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   “Keep calm and carry on.” – British motivational poster, 1939   Sensor operated urinals, which offer very little privacy. Photo by Julo (Steve Mann) on Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 3.0. Paruresis is the fear of being unable to urinate without privacy. It is more than simple shyness or embarrassment, but is…