Often people with mental illnesses will experience bladder control problems. However, these problems may or may not be related to the mental illness itself.
Mental illness will increase the risk of incontinence because it may interfere with the person's ability to physically get to the toilet. This is often a result of the confusion and inattention due to unorganized thinking.
People who suffer mental illness are usually prescribed any number of various medications. Most of these medications will cause more confused thinking. You may even be completely unaware of the need to urinate.
Unfortunately, people with mental disorders are more likely to suffer from addiction related problems as well. The addiction can be smoking, drinking high amounts of caffeine and/or alcohol etc. These habits only contribute to incontinence because of their direct effect on the brain.
What should you avoid?
If you suffer from a mental disorder it's recommended to avoid the following:
What can you do?