Feb 1, 1976

Polydipsia, hyponatremia, and seizures in psychotic patients

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
W B Mendelson, P C Deza

Abstract

Case histories are presented for four psychotic patients who ingested large quantities of water and subsequently developed grand mal seizures and serum sodium levels of less than 121 meq/liter. The physiology of psychogenic polydipsia and related disorders is reviewed. The relation of this disorder to temporal lobe seizures and to the use of phenothiazines is considered.

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Antipsychotic Effect
Schizophrenia
Phenothiazine
Hyponatremia
Malignant Neoplasm of Temporal Lobe
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Entire Temporal Lobe
Psychogenic Polydipsia
Psychopathology
Non-epileptic Convulsion

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