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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