They tend to withdraw from social activities that require sleeping outside their home. These children’s feelings can be greatly affected by the attitudes of their parents, who may feel that their efforts to end the bed-wetting have failed.
Parents may also feel frustrated, angry and embarrassed about their children’s bed-wetting condition.
An alarm is set off when the child begins to wet the bed.
There are several methods that may be helpful: An alarm consists of a clip-on sensor probe that attaches to the outside of bed-clothing.
There are two approaches to treatment: Medical or Behavioral.
The medical treatment usually consists of the use of one of two drugs: Imipramine (Tofranil) This drug is a tricyclic antidepressant.
Often, the symptoms return when the medication is discontinued.
The drug can cause serious side effects and needs to be closely monitored by the prescribing physician.