Our expert says:
Sounds like what we call Encopresis, where a child soils himself, and there's no physical abnormality. It is NOT really conscious and deliberate, as the house doctor has said, but is usually involuntary and deeply embarrassing for the child. Anyhow, it generally indicates a child who is psychologically distressed, and who would benefit greatly from being seen, assessed and treated by a child psychologist or child psychiatrist ( which would possible be useful in the context of the court case, as well ). Don't let him feel ahsamed of this, but enphasis gently that you know all that has been happening must be distressing for him, and you want him to see someone who will help him to stop this and to feel happier in general. Its not a question of forcing him, but seeing someone more gentle and skillful than the family doctor.
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