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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 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, May 16, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Hampshire, UK

    Medscape article about this study
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  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    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)

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    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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