Fatal Compulsive Water Drinking

Marc Rendell, Daniel Mcgrane, Manuel Cuesta

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)2557-2559
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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