J Korean Med Assoc.  2017 Oct;60(10):792-795. 10.5124/jkma.2017.60.10.792.

Behavioral therapy for enuresis

  • 1Department of Urology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drpedurology@gmail.com


Behavioral therapy refers to a broad range of treatment modalities that regulate the child's behavior to induce a therapeutic effect on nocturnal enuresis. Simple behavioral therapies include fluid restriction, lifting, waking, introducing reward systems, and bladder training. Simple behavioral therapy is significantly less effective than an enuresis alarm or desmopressin. If a child needs treatment, an enuresis alarm or desmopressin should not be delayed. Enuresis alarms are an effective form of treatment, although they require active involvement of the health care provider to reduce the likelihood of dropout and to motivate the child and parents.


Enuresis; Behavior therapy; Enuresis alarm; Urotherapy

MeSH Terms

Behavior Therapy
Deamino Arginine Vasopressin
Health Personnel
Nocturnal Enuresis
Urinary Bladder
Deamino Arginine Vasopressin

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