Women with incontinence suffer poorer mental health, says new research

Women with urinary incontinence report higher rates of depression and lower levels of self-worth than those who don’t suffer with the condition, according to recent research presented today at the European Association of Urology congress, EAU21.

Thu, 8 Jul 2021
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The team behind the study are urging clinicians to ask women with incontinence about their mental health and to offer potential treatments.

Female urinary incontinence is a common disorder, particularly among older women, but there has been very little research into its impact on women’s mental health.