A child who has encopresis may experience a range of emotions, including embarrassment, frustration, shame and anger. If your child is teased by friends or chastised by adults, he or she may feel depressed or have low self-esteem.
Early treatment, including guidance from a mental health provider, can help prevent the social and emotional impact of encopresis.
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