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Norman M.
Norman M., Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA
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My son is infatuated with his feces. He is 9 years old and

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My son is infatuated with his feces. He is 9 years old and constantly has his finger in his bottom and spends time pooing in the shower. What kind of disorder could this be.

NormanM :

Hello, I'm orman. Are you ready to chat?


 

NormanM :

I should have typed "Norman"!


 

Customer:

yes


 

Customer:

Hello?


 

NormanM :

Great. First thing - This is PROBABLY not a disorder. It's a bit late in his development, but kids tend to have a fascination with bodily functions and excretions.


 

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NormanM :

Can you tell me how long this has been goin on?


 

Customer:

the shower thing about 3 months, the fascination probably 10 months.

NormanM :

Right - it's pretty recent, then


 

NormanM :

Does behave normally otherwise? Does he appear anxious in any way?


 

Customer:

yes, he has anxiety and some other behavior issues.


 

Customer:

it could be a symptom of the anxiety?


 

NormanM :

I rather suspect that it might be related to something else, and could certainly beconnected with anxiety


 

NormanM :

What are his other behavioral issues?


 

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