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Case report: recurrent pseudocyesis in a male patient with psychosis, intermittent hyponatremia, and polydipsia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8475228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of recurrent pseudocyesis in a man with psychosis, intermittent hyponatremia, and polydipsia. The pseudocyesis was documented on three separate occasions coinciding with bouts of acute hyponatremia and rapid weight gain stemming from ingestion of large amounts of water. In contrast, no pseudocyesis was elicited during intervening normonatremic states. Abdominal distention, neuropsychological deterioration, and worsening of psychosis during acute hyponatremia are considered as contributing factors to the pseudocyesis.
M S Shutty; R A Leadbetter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatic medicine     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0033-3174     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosom Med     Publication Date:    1993 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-18     Completed Date:  1993-05-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376505     Medline TA:  Psychosom Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia 24401.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Hyponatremia / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Lithium / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Longitudinal Studies
Pseudopregnancy / complications,  diagnosis*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychotic Disorders / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Schizophrenia / complications,  diagnosis*
Thiothixene / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Water Intoxication
Reg. No./Substance:
5591-45-7/Thiothixene; 7439-93-2/Lithium

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