Pediatric Elimination Disorders

  • Camilo OrtizEmail author
  • Alex Stratis


Pediatric elimination disorders are poorly understood by parents and teachers and often mistreated by medical and mental health professionals. Most children with these problems do not even receive treatment, often suffering for years (Foxman, Valdez & Brook, 1986). Fishman, Rappaport, Schonwald, and Nurko (2003) found that approximately one third of parents mistakenly believed that the cause of their child’s encopresis was “emotional” in nature, while other parents believed that attention seeking and laziness were causes. This is unfortunate because the consequences of having enuresis or encopresis can be profound for the child and his family. Psychologists working in schools have a tremendous opportunity to alter these inaccurate and unhelpful beliefs and consequently change the trajectory of the lives of these children.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fecal Incontinence Bowel Movement School Nurse Nocturnal Enuresis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Psychology ProgramLong Island UniversityBrookvilleUSA

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