How to differentiate a true polydipsia or polyuria from psychogenic polydipsia

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True PolydipsiaPsychogenic polydipsia
Desperate for waterBottle/Sipper addiction
Will drink anything offeredPreference for juices and sweetened drink. May refuse water
Waking at nights for waterSleeps through night
Polyuria irrespective of water intakeUrine output proportional to fluid intake
Failure to thriveThriving well

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