What is Toilet anxiety?

Toilet anxiety, or toilet phobia, is a term used to describe a number of issues related to using the toilet. It is a type of anxiety disorder in which the sufferer may experience concerns and fears about one or more of the following:

  • Being unable to urinate or defecate
  • Using a public toilet
  • Being too far from a toilet
  • Having an accident in public
  • Other people being able to hear or see you use the toilet
  • The cleanliness of public toilets
  • Being confined in a small space

This website is being developed to help identify and provide support for individuals experiencing a common, but unspoken condition - Toilet anxiety. We hope to finalize the website by December 2014.

THANK YOU to all of you who volunteered your valuable time to complete the toilet anxiety questionnaire, we have had several hundred responses and hope to have a summary of the findings available via this website in February 2015. Thank you again for your help.