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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


QUEVEDO FONSECA, Carlos R. Paruresis. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2015, vol.44, n.1, pp.125-129. ISSN 0138-6557.

A 36 year-old male patient (college graduate, married his first wife, has two children) referred to always have difficulty at urinating in the presence of others, but currently this is a problem because he has to business travel quite often during in the last three years. He argues that he is healthy with no mental illnesses; he manages stress successfully and he considers having favorable economic situation. Previously he was studied at the urology service. Information about this condition is offered, and a strategy of in vivo exposure is established with the cooperation of his wife and using public urinals to practice and exploration progress. After 6 months follow-up and modest progress, he failed to attend consultation. He returned about a year later, he suggested that felt better and most of the time he achieved urination. It is expected, from the presentation of this case, to motivate others to study and publish their findings on this condition in Cuba. It is the first time a patient asks for support for this cause to this author in his years of practice as a psychiatrist.

Keywords : paruresis; shy bladder syndrome.

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