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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is psychogenic polydipsia?

Excessive drinking of water, even though the body already has enough water. Causes include stress, anxiety and psychological conditions like schizophrenia.

Symptoms of psychogenic polydipsia

  • Often have a sudden need to pass urine in the past one month

  • Frequent urination

Questions your doctor may ask to check for psychogenic polydipsia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose psychogenic polydipsia

  • Do you sometimes have a sudden, strong urge to rush to the the toilet and pass urine?

  • Have you been passing urine more often?

Treatment for psychogenic polydipsia

Treatment depends on severity, and consists of modifying behavior and taking medicines. Steps include coping techniques to limit water intake e.g. small sips, ice cubes, and monitoring of total water for the day. Treatment of causes like stress or anxiety is also needed.

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