Reversible renal failure due to psychogenic urinary retention

Z. Korzets, R. Garb, S. Lewis, J. L. Bernheiml

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Abstract

A case of advanced, reversible renal failure due to psychogenic urinary retention occurring in a 17 year old female, is reported. The diagnosis of psychogenic urinary retention was made on the basis of existent florid psychopathology and the concomitant exclusion of an organic cause. Family psychodynamics are discussed. Psychosocial intervention led to a resumption ofnormal micturition, the disappearance of the urinary retention with resultant improvement of renal function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume61
Issue number715
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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