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can your thyroid cause pseudoseizures?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Thyroid disease creates many physical symptoms but not pseudoseizure. Pseudoseizures are seizure like activity produced by emotional / mental factors. Since thyroid disease is so common I am sure there are some with pseudoseizure and thyroid disease but there is no causal relationship.
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not directly: However thyroid disease can worsen mental illness like anxiety and mania that theoretically can increase chances of psuedoseizures.
Answered on Sep 26, 2018

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