• Shelly King
  • Melissa YoungEmail author
  • Hillary Risk
  • Taylor Wang
Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a heterogeneous condition arising from multiple etiologies. As a result, patients with this diagnosis can present with a variety of urological problems. While clinical urological evaluation recommendations for these patients are the same as those for the general population, special considerations must be considered on a patient-specific basis, factoring in developmental age, cognitive impairment, and behavioral issues. Urological comorbidities are often associated with the diagnosis of certain syndromes and genetic disorders and should be fully evaluated as per current recommendations. Urinary incontinence is common among patients with ASD, and treatment is focused on intensive behavior modification and constipation management.


Urological evaluation Urinary incontinence Enuresis Urological comorbidities Incontinence treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelly King
    • 1
  • Melissa Young
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hillary Risk
    • 1
  • Taylor Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric Urology, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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