Hypothyroidism and depression
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Thy thyroid hormone is produced by your thyroid gland and is well-known to be responsible for several of your important bodily functions including your metabolism and growth. But do you know that it could also affect your moods and emotions?
The relationship between depression and hypothyroidism is confirmed. A study by Talaei, A., Rafee, N., Rafei, F. et al. tell us that “The relationship between hypothyroidism and depression has been confirmed in previous literature. In fact, depression is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom in hypothyroidism”
Numerous studies have shown that depression is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom in hypothyroidism.
According to a scientific paper from BMC of Psychiatry:
” 63.5% of cases with subclinical hypothyroidism have depression, and that using Levothyroxine as treatment does not lead to the full recovery of the symptoms. ”
Read all about it:
Talaei, A., Rafee, N., Rafei, F. et al. TSH cut off point based on depression in hypothyroid patients. BMC Psychiatry 17, 327 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1478-9
Brent GA. Mechanisms of thyroid hormone action. J Clin Invest. 2012 Sep;122(9):3035-43.