Vitamin D Intoxication, with Hypernatraemia, Potassium and Water Depletion, and Mental DepressionBr Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5633.744 (Published 21 December 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:744
- D. C. Anderson,
- A. F. Cooper,
- G. J. Naylor
Two elderly patients suffering from manic-depressive psychosis/depressive reaction had concurrently hypercalcaemia from vitamin D intoxication. They developed hypernatraemia with severe potassium and water depletion. Hypercalcaemia was pronounced, but both patients recovered quickly and their depressive symptoms resolved following water and potassium repletion and corticosteroid therapy.