It seems when I get particularly stressed out, or have particularly bad anxiety, I get into a wave of "baby mode" and sometimes end up doing research... One of the things that I thought was interesting was that in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the book that determines everything psychologists would consider a disorder) says that the criteria for Enuresis is the following:
So for me, I've had periods of my life where I've intentionally wet the bed (diapers) a couple times a week, mostly intentionally for an extended period of time (I say mostly because after a while of getting used to it I tend to "forget" sometimes lol).A. Repeated voiding of urine into bed or clothes, whether involuntary or intentional.
B. The behavior is clinically significant as manifested by either a frequency of at least twice a
week for at least 3 consecutive months or the presence of clinically significant distress or
impairment in social, academic (occupational), or other important areas of functioning.
C. Chronological age is at least 5 years (or equivalent developmental level).
D. The behavior is not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a di*
uretic, an antipsychotic medication) or another medical condition (e.g., diabetes, spina
bifida, a seizure disorder).
Passage of urine only during nighttime sleep.
Passage of urine during waking hours.
Nocturnal and diurnal:
A combination of the two subtypes above.
The prevalence of enuresis is 5%-10% among 5-year-olds, 3%-5% among 10-year-olds,
and around 1% among individuals 15 years or older
So do you think that can mean for those of us that do/did it on purpose, we are/were clinically "enuretic" (a bedwetter/daywetter)? Just something that ponders my mind...There doesn't seem to be an ending for age either, just a minimum age. And what about the day wetting/incontinence? Although that one I believe already defined us as "functionally" incontinent somewhere before... Things that cross my mind. lol