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how do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? i experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Psychiatric help: Graves' disease is hyper activity of thyroid gland, leads to rapid heart beat, anxiety, irritability, agitation and mood swings. If you treat hyperthyroidism effectively all emotional symptoms will go away and you will no need psychiatric help.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck.

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