paruresis


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paruresis

(ˌpɑːjʊˈriːsɪs)
n
a psychological inability to urinate in the presence of others
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Tom Roberts, chief executive, Tribal Worldwide London The introduction of 4G to the Tube will be a truly life-changing experience, enabling every person gently cooking in a Central Line carriage to also enjoy - at ear-splitting volume - how Tim has really screwed his suppliers to the floor, Emily's complaints about the smoothies available in the cafe ("I said if you can't replenish the wheatgrass stocks, Karen, then I really don't know why you bother coming in") and Ken's ongoing battle with HR ("but it's not a timekeeping issue, paruresis is a recognised medical condition").
The Paruresis Trust runs regular workshops to help meet others with the condition and get help.
A state prisoner, who allegedly suffered from paruresis, a mental anxiety disorder that made it difficult to urinate without complete privacy, brought an action against the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) officer, a housing unit supervisor, a grievance board chairman, and a warden, asserting [section] 1983 claims for First Amendment retaliation and violation of his right to privacy, and alleging violations of the ADA and Title VII.
The ad is in poor taste and ridicules a serious problem, said Steve Soifer, CEO of the International Paruresis Association, which estimates that some 7 percent of Americans have some form of "shy bladder syndrome.''
Imagine organizing all of your daily activities around one rumination, "where can I find the nearest private bathroom?" Such is the cognitive preoccupation and the driving force behind most life choices of someone suffering with paruresis (commonly called shy bladder syndrome), oftentimes diagnostically coded as a social anxiety disorder (Hamelstein & Soifer, 2005).
Paruresis, considered a category of social phobia, is the fear of being unable to initiate or sustain urination in the presence of others or in situations where others may become present.
In a few very rare cases Schott proposes a sesquipedalian teutonym where a perfectly serviceable English term already exists--there's no pressing need for Pissoirzuruckhaltung when we already have paruresis, nor Schwiegermutterkurvenlanghals when rubbernecking will do.
It's called paruresis, or "bashful bladder syndrome," and it isn't a problem here at Team Best of.
Some 7% of the population is afflicted with avoidant paruresis, a form of social phobia that involves difficulty urinating in public places, Steven Soifer, Ph.D., said in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
I'd also never heard of Paruresis - the fear of public toilets.
The problem is so bad it's even been given its own name - avoidant paruresis or Bashful Bladder syndrome.
An embarrassment to bare all in the presence of strangers is called Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) or paruresis.