Psychogenic polydipsia review: Etiology, differential, and treatment

@article{Dundas2007PsychogenicPR,
  title={Psychogenic polydipsia review: Etiology, differential, and treatment},
  author={B. Dundas and M Harris and Meera Narasimhan},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={236-241}
}
Psychogenic polydipsia (PPD), a clinical disorder characterized by polyuria and polydipsia, is a common occurrence in inpatients with psychiatric disorders. The underlying pathophysiology of this syndrome is unclear, and multiple factors have been implicated, including a hypothalamic defect and adverse medication effects. Hyponatremia in PPD can progress to water intoxication and is characterized by symptoms of confusion, lethargy, and psychosis, and seizures or death. Evaluation of psychiatric… 
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