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PSY240 Lecture 3 and 4 Enuresis May be intentional  but rarely Five years age is the current cut off age where a child is expected to be able to control his/her Boys are more at risk for night time enuresis, while girls are more at risk for day time enuresis Historically brutal treatments to try and treat enuresis 80% of children show improved bladder control - gold standard for treatment Example of Pavlovian conditioning - associating bladder tension with being awake, instead of being asleep Anti-depressants have been prescribed as a supplement to the biobehavioural procedure Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders Often diagnosed during childhood Externalizing behaviour - inability to hold in excess emotions (control) Temper tantrums, anger, depression Tend to see more in children that eventually get in trouble with the law/involved in the legal system Can be very explosive - emotions expressed in an exaggerated way We learn the difference between what is real and what is emotion - this is blurred The role of gender may be culturally oriented Oppositional Defiant Disorder While sibling rivalry is considered normal, there is an overarching pattern that may extent to school Difficult complying with authority Inability to have insight (I did this to get attention) into the reason for one's actions Must have sought revenge at least twice in a 6 month p
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