Scientists have found some relation between Schizophrenia and Bedwetting.

Child bedwetting can be associated with schizophrenia and according to studies, child bedwetting and adult bedwetting occurred twice as often in children and adults with schizophrenia as compared to their brothers and sisters who didn’t have Schizophrenia, (according to a new study by researchers at the NIMH). This study was reported in the September 2008 issue of the Brain.

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In the study by Thomas H, Hyde, NIMH MD, Ph.D., mothers of 211 adult patients with schizophrenia and 234 adults suffering brothers and sisters, was asked to remember the history of bedwetting children. For further comparison, the mothers of 355 adults without schizophrenia were also asked to recall enuresis in children.

The researchers found that 21 percent of patients with schizophrenia experience enuresis in children, compared to 11 percent of their unaffected brothers and sisters, and 7 per cent of the comparison group of others. This suggests that childhood enuresis indicates abnormal development of the brain that contributes to the development of schizophrenia, the authors say.

The researchers used psychological tests of academic skills and intellectual capacity to find other features to distinguish between patients with schizophrenia with a history of this disorder in patients without it. People with a history of bedwetting lowest score on two tests of fluid compared to patients without a history. Performance in these tests is linked to the role of the front of the brain, where higher-level thinking takes place.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed that patients with a history of bedwetting had reduced gray matter in front of the brain – information processing – but patients without a history of bedwetting. This part of the brain has been associated with bladder control and the development of schizophrenia.

Taken together, the results put forward the idea that schizophrenia is associated with difficulties during early childhood development, including difficulties in the development of the forebrain.

Schizophrenia is complex and difficult to deal with, but bedwetting doesn’t have to be. Bedwetting alarms offer some very safe and practical solutions to the problem.