Serum sodium concentration increased significantly in eight hyponatremic schizophrenic subjects treated with demeclocycline. The incidence of severe hyponatremic episodes was significantly reduced. The authors argue that mild impairments in urinary dilution contribute to water intoxication in most chronic psychotics who develop this syndrome. Demeclocycline may help these patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biological Psychiatry