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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 366-368

Water Intoxication in Depression : A Case Report


1 Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak-1240 001, India
2 Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak, India
3 Reader, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak, India

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V P Mahla
Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak-1240 001
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Patient of "psychotic depression" who digested large quantity of water and subsequently developed grand mal seizure and serum sodium levels of less than 121 meq/litre is presented. The physiology of psychogenic polydypsia and related disorders is reviewed. The relation of this disorder to the use of phenothiazines and antidepressants is considered.



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