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An association of HCTZ use and self-induced water intoxication (SMWI
) in schizophrenic and other psychiatric patients has been discussed in the literature.[77,78] In a large retrospective study of psychiatric patients with polydipsia, HCTZ therapy was often noted. Although HCTZ probably does not cause SIWI, it may exacerbate the hyponatremia caused by SIWI, usually in combination with some degree of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) secondary to psychiatric medications or psychosis itself.