Case Report: Severe hypernatremia from psychogenic adipsia

Shitij Arora, Sarah Manning, Rehan Shaffie

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Hypernatremia is a common emergency room presentation and carries high mortality. We describe a case of a 56-year-old male patient with who presents with refusal to drink water for several weeks leading to the admission. He was diagnosed with psychogenic adipsia and was treated successfully with fluids, mirtazapine and clonazepam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number34
StatePublished - 2017


  • Adipsia
  • Altered mental status
  • Hypernatremia
  • Infection
  • Osmolality
  • Osmotic demyelination
  • Paranoia
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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