Clinical features, psychological issues and management of constipation in childhood
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Clinical features, psychological issues and management of constipation in childhood

Anthony Cohn Consultant paediatrician, Watford General Hospital, Watford

This article provides a basic introduction to constipation and stool withholding. Anatomy and physiology, psychology and the various treatment options, including fluid, fibre and laxatives, are covered.

Nursing Children and Young People. 23, 3, 29-35. doi: 10.7748/ncyp2011.04.23.3.29.c8418