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Welcome to the Bladder and Bowel
Anxieties (BBA) Clinic

The bladder and bowel anxiety (BBA) clinic is a digital hub for information about paruresis
(shy bladder), parcopresis (shy bowel), and bladder and bowel incontinence anxiety.

It is planned that by December 2021, the BBA clinic will also provide free online 5-week
psychologically focused support programs for bladder and bowel anxieties.


What is the Bladder and Bowel Anxieties (BBA) Clinic?

Established in 2014, (formally provides comprehensive and expert-reviewed information about paruesis (shy bladder) and parcopresis (shy bowel). Since 2014, has been visited by over 69,597 individuals.

The current updated website launched in October 2019 has expanded to provide a comprehensive and expert-reviewed online resource relating to all adult bladder and bowel anxieties, including paruresis, parcopresis, and bladder and/or bowel incontinence anxiety. The website will also provide free evidence-based online psychologically focused support programs to help individuals living with bladder and bowel anxieties.


Current about stats bladder and bowel anxieties and the BBA clinic:

1 in 15 adults experience paruresis and/or parcopresis

1 in 5 adults experience incontinence

1 in 4 adults experience anxiety relating to bowel and/or bladder incontinence

Since 2014, over 0 individuals have used this website

Feedback about the other online free resilience programs developed by Dr Simon Knowles:

About the 5-week psychologically focused resilience programs for bladder and bowel anxieties

  • 100% free, evidence based, and expert developed
  • Utilises well-established strategies taken from stress-management, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approaches
  • Provides a range of psychological strategies which have been shown to be efficacious at addressing anxiety related processes
  • It’s based on your involvement – YOU ARE THE EXPERT – YOU know what you feel, think, and experience
  • Focused on building upon your strengths and abilities, optimising your resilience to better manage bladder and bowel anxieties



Other websites and resilience programs developed by Dr Simon Knowles

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This free website and all its content, including the free 5-week resilience programs for bladder and bowel anxieties, is based on the kindness of participation.

Help us learn more about bladder and bowel anxieties.

Please click the button below to access the currently available research projects being undertaken by Dr Simon Knowles.

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