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Risperidone treatment for polydipsia and hyponatremia in schizophrenia: a case report
Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi
Psychogenic polydipsia with associated hyponatremia is a potentially fatal condition observed in patients with chronic psychiatric illness, especially schizophrenia. Recognition and management of this condition are difficult, as patients are uncooperative and secretive about their water intake, but are important in terms of the associated complications. Different strategies, including involuntary fluid restriction and use of various pharmacological agents, such as demeclocycline, propranolol,pmid:21638234 fatcat:nowdfapya5g4rpddozshqaguji