Kids who have trouble focusing, like those diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), tend to spend less time on the potty. The less time they spend on the potty results in more accidents because they do not fully empty their bladder and bowels.
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- Be Positive, Don't Punish [Bedwetting, Pediatric Incontinence]
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- Trouble Focusing? Tips to Use for Kids With ADHD [Pediatric Occupational Therapy]
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What's the Link Between Children With ADHD and Bedwetting?
Kids with ADHD) are "two to six times more likely to wet the bed than kids without ADHD." In addition, compared to those without ADHD, children with ADHD are:
- More likely to have accidents and be constipated;
- Harder to treat for bedwetting;
- More likely to overcome bedwetting with pelvic floor rehabilitation, bedwetting alarms/potty schedule, and use of enemas/laxatives;
- In need of both pediatric occupational therapy to address the ADHD, in addition to the aforementioned therapeutic interventions for favorable results;
- Going to take longer to see desirably outcomes; and
- Will need their loved ones to continue being patient them.
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Reference: Hodges, MD, S. J., & Schlosberg, S. (2012). It's no accident: Breakthrough solutions to your child's wetting, constipation, UTIs, and other potty problems. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press.