When you think of eating disorders, the image that springs to mind for most is someone white, in their teens, and a perfectionist or high achiever. Or, maybe someone who has been through a stressful life event, or a traumatic experience. While these are two groups of people who are indeed vulnerable to eating disorders, this stereotype is damaging.
When you are anxious you may also feel the need to pee. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many clinical studies looking into anxiety and urinary frequency. However, the bladder’s ability to contract itself is controlled by the nervous system, emotions such as anxiety can be interpreted by the brain as the presence of a threat generating the body’s stress response, and the bladder is supplied with nerves from the same nervous system.