Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
“Ask the Doctor”
P.O. Box 536475
Orlando, FL 32853-6475
Dear Dr. Donohue:
I read your August 20, 2009 column, “Bed-wetting profoundly affects children” with interest. You explained that bedwetting may result from the brain not responding by rousing the sleeper with a full-bladder; delay in attaining large enough bladder capacity; or too little of the hormone vasopressin.
As you note, while a decreasing number of proportion of young people have bed wetting difficulties as they grow from childhood to adolescence and adulthood, some continue to be bed wetters, with very negative effects on self-esteem. The older a person is, the harder it is to live with the secret of bed-wetter.
Based on personal and professional experience, I strongly recommend the Enuresis Treatment Center as a successful, professional program that helps children, teenagers, and adults end bedwetting. Their bedwetting treatment program focuses on sleep patterns, bladder capacity, and behavioral change. It works. The website is https://www.nobedwetting.com; toll-free telephone 800-379-2331. Most of the Center’s counseling is on-line with families all over the world. The Center is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan in the greater Detroit area; staff members can also meet with local families in person.
I have no financial interest in the Enuresis Treatment Center. As a professional in behavioral health field and as a mother and grand-mother, I care deeply about promoting positive self-esteem and helping young people reach their full potential. I hope this information will be help to your readers.
Jessica Wolf, PH.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Cc: Michael Stallsmith, Enuresis Treatment Center