Water Intoxication, Psychosis, and Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone

Richard C. Fowler, Ziad A. Kronfol, Paul J. Perry

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A review of the literature and the three presented cases indicate that multiple factors are often involved in the development of water intoxication in the psychotic. Although the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormones (SIADH) is one of these factors, it is usually associated with other causes of the SIADH. Evidence is lacking that the SIADH is an essential feature of a psychotic illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1099
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of General Psychiatry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1977


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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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