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Is anxiety about socializing normal with overactive bladder?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
If you suffer from overactive bladder, it is natural to feel anxiety about attending social activities because of leakage or wetting accidents. Constantly looking for bathrooms is an inconvenience, and the anxiety may cause you to withdraw from people. You may feel a great deal of distress, depression, and loss of self-esteem, too. Talk to your doctor or close friend about these concerns.

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