Is Propranolol Effective in Primary Polydipsia?

@article{Kishi1998IsPE,
  title={Is Propranolol Effective in Primary Polydipsia?},
  author={Yasuhiro Kishi and Hisashi Kurosawa and S Endo},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={28},
  pages={315 - 325}
}
Objective: Psychiatric patients presenting with polydipsia are often difficult to treat with standard psychiatric interventions. Pharmacological intervention was attempted in these patients based on the hypothesis that angiotensin II, a potent dipsinogen, may be involved in the drinking behavior of patients with polydipsia. Beta-blockers inhibit renin release (and thus indirectly angiotensin II) by blocking beta receptors in the kidney. Methods: Three patients were identified as excessive water… 
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