Compulsive water drinking treated with high dose propranolol

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

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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