Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123--125

Urinary Incontinence in Acute Psychosis


S Choudhury1, M Augustine2 
1 Psychiatrist, 151 Base Hospital, C/O 99 APO, India
2 Specialist Sister, (Psychiatry), 151 Base Hospital, C/O 99 APO, India

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S Choudhury
Psychiatrist, 151 Base Hospital, C/O 99 APO
India

A prospective two year study of consecutive admissions (n=984) to a psychiatry ward revealed that the incidence of temporary urinary incontinence in psychiatric patients without delirium or dementia was 1.63% (nml6). When compared with controls (n=64) the incontinent patients were more often psychotic, gave a history of childhood enuresis and a past history of temporary incontinence during psychosis. Compared with psychotic controls (n=26), incontinent patients (n=16) had been exposed to a greater variety of treatments and were hospitalized for longer periods.


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Choudhury S, Augustine M. Urinary Incontinence in Acute Psychosis.Indian J Psychiatry 1993;35:123-125


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Choudhury S, Augustine M. Urinary Incontinence in Acute Psychosis. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1993 [cited 2021 May 12 ];35:123-125
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