Fatal Compulsive Water Drinking

Marc Rendell, Daniel Mcgrane, Manuel Cuesta

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Abstract

In two cases of psychogenic polydipsia, water intoxication developed and contributed to the patient's death. The treatment of the patient with psychogenic polydipsia has been based on the presumed reversibility of the condition. Treatment of such patients must be reconsidered in light of these deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2557-2559
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume240
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Psychogenic Polydipsia
Drinking Water
Water Intoxication
Therapeutics

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Fatal Compulsive Water Drinking. / Rendell, Marc; Mcgrane, Daniel; Cuesta, Manuel.

In: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 240, No. 23, 01.12.1978, p. 2557-2559.

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Rendell, Marc ; Mcgrane, Daniel ; Cuesta, Manuel. / Fatal Compulsive Water Drinking. In: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 1978 ; Vol. 240, No. 23. pp. 2557-2559.
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