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Association of Depression and Anxiety Disorders With Autoimmune Thyroiditis - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2018, Siegmann et al

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Andy, May 16, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

    Hampshire, UK

    Medscape article about this study
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  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Really? Depression is one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

    If I take too much thyroid meds then I get some symptoms that could be confused with anxiety such as racing heartbeat & palpitations. Similarly, someone I know with an overactive thyroid gets similar symptoms if she forgets her meds.

    I find it very strange that a psychiatrist wouldn't know this and would have thought that thyroid disease should be on a list of things to rule out before saddling people with a mental health diagnosis.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  3. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    if psychiatrists ruled out all so called mental health disorders because there are well known reasons for anxiety depression and even hallucinations auditory and visual that would put a lot of them out of work. hopefully medicine will eventually find the cause for each and every so called mental illness .

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