If your child experiences both ADHD and bedwetting symptoms, you’re not alone. Studies show that 20-30% of children that experience bedwetting also experience disorders such as ADHD. Daytime incontinence is also relatively common in children with externalizing disorders.
How Are They Linked?
What Can I Do?
Since children with ADHD often have problems with organization and concentration, you may find yourself needing to prioritize symptoms in order to accommodate your child’s shorter attention span. If your child has a variety of behavioral difficulties, it can be impossible to address them all at once. Whenever you decide to treat your child’s nocturnal enuresis, you may have to back off with some other behavioral goals to avoid being overwhelmed.
There is some suggestion that children with ADHD are more resistant to treatment, so don’t be too frustrated if things are going slowly. Bedwetting is a phase that many children go through and recover from.