Encopresis in children: a cyclical model of constipation and faecal retention.

  • Tim Swanwick
  • Published 1991 in
    The British journal of general practice : the…

Abstract

Encopresis afflicts one in 100 children causing considerable stigma and parental concern. General practitioners are in a position to help in most cases but are often deterred by the psychoanalytical theories which have been developed to explain this problem. It is currently accepted that children with encopresis tend to retain stools. This leads to… (More)

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@article{Swanwick1991EncopresisIC, title={Encopresis in children: a cyclical model of constipation and faecal retention.}, author={Tim Swanwick}, journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners}, year={1991}, volume={41 353}, pages={514-6} }