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Why can I not pee when i'm in a public bathroom?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Stage fright

It happens to the best of us.

In brief: Stage fright

It happens to the best of us.
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Paruresis

Paruresis is the avoidance of, or the inability to use the toilet in the presence of others.
It is listed in the dsm-iv, the classification manual used by psychiatrists, as a social phobia. This can be a serious condition & an issue in cases of employer-based urine drug screening. For those who experience significant anxiety, treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy & support groups exist.

In brief: Paruresis

Paruresis is the avoidance of, or the inability to use the toilet in the presence of others.
It is listed in the dsm-iv, the classification manual used by psychiatrists, as a social phobia. This can be a serious condition & an issue in cases of employer-based urine drug screening. For those who experience significant anxiety, treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy & support groups exist.
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