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Night Wetting in Children: Psychological Aspects

  • Richard J. Butler (a1)
    • Published online: 01 May 1998

von Gontard's annotation (1998) on day- and night-wetting children takes a paediatric perspective on these prevalent and distressing conditions. This review addresses some of the major psychological issues relevant to nocturnal enuresis. Daytime wetting, which encapsulates a number of conditions each with separate aetiologies, distinct presentations, and specific treatment interventions, has been the focus of two recent reviews (Edens & Surwit, 1995; Robson, Leung, & Bloom, 1996) and will thus not be discussed in this annotation.

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Requests for reprints to: Dr Richard J. Butler, Department of Clinical Psychology, Leeds Community and Mental Health (NHS) Trust, 17 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds LS2 9HN, U.K.
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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
  • ISSN: 0021-9630
  • EISSN: 1469-7610
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-child-psychology-and-psychiatry-and-allied-disciplines
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