內容簡介 No condition is more poorly understood or inappropriately treated than teenage bedwetting (enuresis). Year after year, doctors assure bedwetting teenagers, "Don't worry. You'll outgrow it." But half a million teenagers do NOT outgrow bedwetting (enuresis). This makes enuresis more common than autism, but enuresis carries so much stigma that no one talks about it.Teens with enuresis have endured years of useless remedies - alarms, bladder medications, liquid restrictions, hypnosis, restrictive diets, chiropractic, midnight wake-ups, bribery, psychological counseling. They are often blamed and shamed for a condition that is absolutely out of their control. Meanwhile, they avoid sleepovers and fear the accidents won't stop before college. In M.O.P. for Teens and Tweens, pediatric urologist Steve Hodges, M.D., of Wake Forest University blasts through the misinformation about enuresis and provides the only solution that works. Dr. Hodges explains that bedwetting is caused by chronic constipation - NOT deep sleep, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, or a small bladder. In short, a pile-up of stool in the rectum presses against and aggravates the bladder nerves, triggering spasms that kids cannot control. The remedy is M.O.P., the Modified O'Regan Protocol, an enema-based regimen that cleans out the rectum, allowing it to shrink back to size and stop bothering the bladder. Only then will accidents stop. M.O.P. also resolves encopresis (chronic poop accidents) and recurrent urinary tract infections. Dr. Hodges has a large caseload of teens and tweens with enuresis and or encopresis and has treated thousands of patients with M.O.P. He also runs a private Facebook support group for parents of bedwetting teens and tweens.In M.O.P. for Teens and Tweens, he writes directly to middle-school and high-school students, explaining with compassion and humor what M.O.P. is about. He answers questions such as: Why didn't I outgrow this when other kids did?Why didn't anyone notice I was constipated?How long will it take for my accidents to stop?M.O.P. for Teens and Tweens is a supplement to - not a replacement for - The M.O.P. Book: Anthology Edition, which is written for parents and contains far more details about the regimen. Several teens contributed personal experiences to M.O.P. for Teens and Tweens, including how to manage sleepovers while on M.O.P. One mom wrote: "M.O.P. was literally life saving for my son, who was repeatedly hospitalized for suicidal ideation due to encopresis and enuresis. He was on board to try enemas because nothing else had worked, and we had nothing to lose. It still shocks me how much resistance we got from everyone - the GI doctor, the pediatrician, the mental health care providers, his dad. But we did it anyway, and it worked. So much ignorance from the health care system. Lots of grieving on our part once we implemented the program. My son is 16, and I was finally able to buy him underwear."