Compulsive water drinking treated with high dose propranolol

S. A. Shevitz, R. C. Jameison, W. M. Petrie, J. E. Crook

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Abstract

A patient with recurrent, life-threatening water intoxication secondary to compulsive water drinking is described. This patient responded well to nearly 1 g of propranolol daily with a decrease in her drinking behavior, reduced sensation of thirst, and a reduction in her delusional thinking. The rationale for the choice of propranolol with this patient is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume168
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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Propranolol
Drinking Water
Water Intoxication
Thirst
Drinking Behavior
Hypesthesia
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Compulsive water drinking treated with high dose propranolol. / Shevitz, S. A.; Jameison, R. C.; Petrie, W. M.; Crook, J. E.

In: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 168, No. 4, 01.01.1980, p. 246-248.

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Shevitz, S. A. ; Jameison, R. C. ; Petrie, W. M. ; Crook, J. E. / Compulsive water drinking treated with high dose propranolol. In: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 1980 ; Vol. 168, No. 4. pp. 246-248.
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