The treatment of psychogenic polydipsia with risperidone in two children diagnosed with schizophrenia

Dogangun B., Herguner S., Atar M., Kara B., Aksoy U., Kayaalp L., ...More

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.16, no.4, pp.492-495, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Polydipsia is a well-known phenomenon in adult psychiatry, but the literature regarding children is very limited. just as the pathogenesis remains poorly understood, so does its management remain a clinical challenge. Data regarding the effect of risperidone on polydipsia are contradictory. We present case studies of remission of severe polydipsia with risperidone in two children.