Nocturnal Enuresis

Robin A Walker
Primary Care 2019, 46 (2): 243-248
Nocturnal enuresis is a common problem that children may present with in a primary care setting. It is important to take a detailed history to rule out secondary causes; however, most cases are primary in nature. It is essential to demystify the problem and reassure parents by educating them that the episodes are nonvolitional and most children outgrow the problem over time. Behavioral interventions are considered first line and are most successful when the child is invested in succeeding. Interventions should be initiated with specific goals in mind. Medications are effective and should be used in conjunction with behavioral interventions.

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