Urological Disorders

  • J. W. Paulley
  • H. E. Pelser


Emotionally induced bladder dysfunction was described by Janet [1] in a classical monograph, and he quoted Guyon on how to differentiate psychic cystitis from true cystitis. Psychophysiological research on the bladders of 26 patients was carried out by Straub, Ripley and Wolf [2] in 1949 with the same scientific rigour as members of their group had previously applied to the stomach, nose and colon. Hyperfunction was found to be associated with anxiety (tension), while hypofunction and retention, more usually with feelings of depression or being overwhelmed.


Interstitial Cystitis Retroperitoneal Fibrosis Sexual Guilt Psychological Management Urologic Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Paulley
    • 1
  • H. E. Pelser
    • 2
  1. 1.IpswichUK
  2. 2.Department Amsterdam University HospitalWilhelmina GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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