Shy bladder - the inability to urinate in a public or private bathroom if someone is nearby - can create great distress for its millions of sufferers. Bathrooms Make Me Nervous is the first book to explore this condition (paruresis) from a woman's point of view. Written by a recovered shy bladder sufferer, it offers clear and effective information on understanding, coping with, and recovering from the phobia. Readers will discover: they are not the only ones in the world who suffer, how a female's bathroom experience differs from a male's (and the implications), practical suggestions and extensive illustrations that help apply the information and techniques, updated treatment methods. This complete handbook offers hope and inspiration to bathroom-challenged women. It is also a valuable resource for a wider audience: men suffering from urination anxiety, supporters of paruretics, and professionals treating those with this debilitating condition.