Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mental health and bladder problems

Depression, anxiety and sexual trauma have all been found to be risk factors for urinary-tract problems such as incontinence and an overactive bladder. Researchers from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine looked into this further in a study of 1,419 women, 121 of whom had urinary-tract problems. They found that, compared to the other women, those with urinary-tract problems had a higher incidence of mental-health problems (64.5% vs 25.9%) and sexual trauma (49.6% vs 20.1%).

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