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.
(JAMA 240:2557-2559, 1978)
Rendell M, McGrane D, Cuesta M. Fatal Compulsive Water Drinking. JAMA. 1978;240(23):2557–2559. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290230049024
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