Co-Occurring Disorders

Enuresis can lead to behavior problems because of the guilt and embarrassment that may result. The problems depend on the degree of limitation on the child's activities, the effect on the child's self-esteem, the degree of social ostracism by peers, and the punishment and rejection on the part of caregivers. The prevalence of coexisting mental and other developmental disorders is higher than in the general population. Encopresis, Sleeping Disorder and Sleep Terror Disorder may be present.