Mechanisms of altered water metabolism in psychotic patients with polydipsia and hyponatremia.

@article{Goldman1988MechanismsOA,
  title={Mechanisms of altered water metabolism in psychotic patients with polydipsia and hyponatremia.},
  author={Morris B. Goldman and Daniel J. Luchins and Gary L. Robertson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={318 7},
  pages={397-403}
}
Water intoxication is a serious problem in many patients with chronic psychiatric illness. In an effort to determine the mechanism of this disorder, we investigated the osmoregulation of water intake and antidiuretic function in psychiatric patients with polydipsia and hyponatremia and in matched controls with psychiatric illness but neither polydipsia nor… CONTINUE READING