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Pramit Rastogi, M.D., M.P.H., Jessica C. Hankinson, Ph.D.
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  • Enuresis refers to the repeated voiding of urine in inappropriate places by children 5 years of age and older[1].
    • Examples of inappropriate places: in clothes, on the floor, in the bed
    • It does not matter if this is done intentionally or involuntarily, although this may affect treatment.
  • Enuresis is classified under the Elimination Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)[2].

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Last updated: September 3, 2017


Rastogi, Pramit, and Jessica C Hankinson. "Enuresis." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787081/all/Enuresis.
Rastogi P, Hankinson JC. Enuresis. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787081/all/Enuresis. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Rastogi, P., & Hankinson, J. C. (2017). Enuresis. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787081/all/Enuresis
Rastogi P, Hankinson JC. Enuresis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787081/all/Enuresis.
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