Pharmacologic approaches to psychogenic polydipsia: case reports.

  title={Pharmacologic approaches to psychogenic polydipsia: case reports.},
  author={Roger G. Kathol and Jennifer A. Wilcox and Richard D Turner and Ziad Kronfol and Scott C Olson},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  volume={10 1},
Psychiatric patients presenting with chronic psychogenic polydipsia are often difficult to treat with standard psychiatric interventions. Pharmacologic intervention was attempted in three patients and was successful in one. One patient had a significant and sustained reduction of water intake while on 160 mg of propranolol. One patient did not improve with either propranolol or captopril while a third patient showed no improvement of serum sodium with demeclocycline nor reduction of water… CONTINUE READING

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