Pharmacologic approaches to psychogenic polydipsia

Case reports

Roger G. Kathol, James A. Wilcox, Rick D. Turner, Ziad Kronfol, Stephen C. Olson

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Abstract

1. 1. Psychiatric patients presenting with chronic psychogenic polydipsia are often difficult to treat with standard psychiatric interventions. 2. 2. Pharmacologie intervention was attempted in three patients and was successful in one. 3. 3. One patient had a significant and sustained reduction of water intake while on 160 mg of propranolol. 4. 4. 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 intake with propranolol. 5. 5. The potential mechanisms by which these pharmacologic agents might alter thirst in patients with primary polydipsia are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalProgress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Psychogenic Polydipsia
Propranolol
Drinking
Psychiatry
Demeclocycline
Thirst
Captopril
Sodium
Serum

Keywords

  • captopril
  • polydipsia
  • propranolol
  • thirst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Pharmacology

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Pharmacologic approaches to psychogenic polydipsia : Case reports. / Kathol, Roger G.; Wilcox, James A.; Turner, Rick D.; Kronfol, Ziad; Olson, Stephen C.

In: Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1986, p. 95-100.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kathol, Roger G. ; Wilcox, James A. ; Turner, Rick D. ; Kronfol, Ziad ; Olson, Stephen C. / Pharmacologic approaches to psychogenic polydipsia : Case reports. In: Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. 1986 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 95-100.
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