A 64-year-old male asked about a 38-year-old male:
Can hyperthyroidism cause anxiety and panic disorder? if so what is the appropriate treatment?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grinanswered
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes it can: Hyperthyroidism can speed your body's metabolism, weight loss, anxiety, irritability, tremor. Insomnia, just to name a few. Some options for treatment: pharmacological (torazole, Propranolol ) or surgical, removal of the gland.
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Agree w Dr. Grin: The hyperthyroidism needs to be addressed promptly - often by an endocrinologist. A specific treatment plan would be developed for you. In the meantime, medications such as benzodiazapines, Buspar (buspirone) or antidepressants can help with sxs.
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Beta blocker like inderol may help as well as lower the heart rate.
Sep 27, 2014
Last updated Jan 16, 2020
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