Sleep enuresis

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By Rosalia C Silvestri MD

Sleep enuresis is also known as or subsumes Nocturnal bedwetting and Nocturnal enuresis. -ed.

In this clinical article, Dr. Rosalia Silvestri points out how therapeutic strategies stress a combined pharmacologic/behavioral approach for therapy-resistant enuresis, especially when psychiatric comorbidity is diagnosed.

Key points

  • Primary nocturnal enuresis is a common parasomnia often comorbid with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • A combination of pharmacological treatment and behavioral therapy with the aid of mechanical alarm devices is highly successful at almost any age.
  • Social embarrassment and stigmata may be easily overcome by appropriate management.