Psychosis and Water Metabolism

W. V.R. Vieweg, L. S. Godleski, Richard P. Wedeen, Elie Cogan, Marie France Debiève, Piedad Calderon, Joëlle Nortier, Philippe Demaeyer, Maurice Abramow, Morris B. Goldman, Daniel J. Luchins, Gary L. Robertson

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To the Editor: Goldman et al. (Feb. 18 issue)1 report new and important information about psychosis and water metabolism. The focus of their paper was on altered thirst and osmotic regulation. In a previous study, these investigators demonstrated a correlation between changes in serum sodium levels and changes in body weight (r = -0.74) among patients with chronic psychosis who were subject to water intoxication.2 We (r = -0.95),3 Koczapski et al. (r = -0.89),4 and Delva and Crammer (r between -0.65 and -0.99)5 have also found strong correlations between changes in serum sodium levels and body weight. However, the.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-376
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 11 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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