Year : 1991  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--122

Catatonia and Hyponatremia : A Case Report


S Haque Nizamie1, Rakesh Khanna2, LN Sharma4 
1 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P. O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India
2 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P. O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India

Correspondence Address:
S Haque Nizamie
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, P. O. Kanke, Ranchi-834006
India

We report a case of recurrent mania who developed catatonia and was found to be markedly hyponatraemia. The catatonic symptoms showed rapid resolution following correction of hyponatraemia suggesting a causal link between the two. It is suggested that the estimation of serum electrolyte levels should be an important part of the evaluation of cases of catatonia.


How to cite this article:
Nizamie S H, Khanna R, Sharma L N. Catatonia and Hyponatremia : A Case Report.Indian J Psychiatry 1991;33:118-122


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