Encopresis FAQ

Apparently it is an extreme anxiety that dominates the child. He should be encouraged to use the diaper freely. Avoid applying pressure to use the toilet. See your doctor to rule out organic factors. Seek parental guidance to implement a behavioral therapy program with the goal of eradicating anxiety.

 It is extreme anxiety that dominates the child. He should be given an absolute legitimacy to defecate in his underwear. Avoid applying pressure to use the toilet. Strive to reach a state where he allows himself to make larger bowel movements in his underwear and avoid deliberate restraint. See your doctor to rule out organic factors. Seek parental guidance to implement a behavioral therapy program with the goal of eradicating anxiety.

Toilet anxiety is a condition in which children are unable to defecate in the  toilet and sometimes are not even able to try to sit on the toilet at all for a bowel movement.

Toilet anxiety may develop as a result of various factors: painful constipation and bowel movements in early infancy, an experience of a particularly painful bowel movement during first stages of potty training, a severe parental or teacher response to a “poop accident” and a variety of other unpleasant experiences associated with defecating. There are also many cases where no cause for the development of toilet anxiety can be indicated.

Encopresis is a general title for those cases where children over the age of 3 defecate in places other than the toilet.

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