AVOIDANT PARURESIS

refers to the inability to urinate in the presence of other people. Also known as bashful bladder syndrome.

AVOIDANT PARURESIS: "A person with avoidant paruresis is unlikely to use a public urinal, since he would be unable to urinate in the presence of other bathroom users."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVOIDANT PARURESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avoidant-paruresis/ (accessed January 15, 2021).
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