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What would your diagnosis and treatment be? A 7-year-old and his mother present to your office for the childs intentional spontaneous defecation during inappropriate times and at inappropriate places at least once a month for the last three months. The child does not take any laxatives and has no other GMC.



A. Diagnosis: Encopresis without overflow incontinenceTreatment: Educate the child and parents, design a program for toilet use, and provide the child with a system of positive reinforcement for successful toilet use
B. Diagnosis: Encopresis without overflow incontinenceTreatment: Educate the child and parents, design a program for consistent toilet use, and restrict fluids throughout the day
C. Diagnosis: Encopresis with constipation and overflow incontinenceTreatment: Educate the child and parents, design a program for successful toilet use, and provide the child with a system of positive reinforcement for successful use of the toilet as well as initiate treatment of underlying constipation with suppositories and enemas
D. Diagnosis: Encopresis without constipation Treatment plan: behavioral therapy and anticholinergics

This question is part of week2- child psychiatry
Asked by Nsched, Last updated: Jun 15, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 18, 2017

Diagnosis: Encopresis without overflow incontinence Treatment: Educate the child and parents, design a program for toilet use, and provide the child with a system of positive reinforcement for successful toilet use
 

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