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International Paruresis Association

a/k/a: IPA


PO Box 65111
Baltimore, MD 21209





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The International Paruresis Association was formed in 1996 to raise public awareness, provide support, and give out the latest information about paruresis, also known as shy bladder syndrome. Paruresis is an anxiety disorder that makes it difficult for people to urinate in certain situations, such as when they must use a public restroom. The association serves as an information clearinghouse and resource center, sponsors workshops to help those affected overcome this phobia, and promotes research to help identify the cause and effective treatments.

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