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Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Uncommonly yes: I'm not sure WHICH medication you're referring to but if we just hazard a guess and say, "LEVOTHYROXINE" then, in rare instances this medication has been reported to cause mental depression in patients. Typically though, when used in therapeutic doses to treat hypothyroidism one usually experiences a bit of a lift in mood (if they've been truly HYPO-thyroid) for some time. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Will depression medicines cause hypothyroidism?

Will depression medicines cause hypothyroidism?

Specific: There are many types of antidepressants. Please re-ask and let us know specific medication you are concerned about. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Anxiety: Yes, it is possible. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and hypothyroidism can cause depression. However, the thyroid pathology would need to be significant for such symptoms. I recommend consulting your doctor about your concerns and possible serologic work up for any evidence of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

It can, but rarely: Luckily, hypothyroidism is easily treated with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Can hypothyroidism cause death?

Theoretically.: Would be very rare as the symptoms generally bring patients to attention before they are not reversible. Hypothyroidism can contribute to death from other causes such as heart failure. ...Read more

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Can depression cause schizophrenia?

Can depression cause schizophrenia?

No: Depression and schizophrenia are two different illnesses. Some people with schizophrenia will have depression but depression does not cause schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a few months for your thyroid to normalize. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause people to hallucinate?

Possible: In severe cases, this is possible. If your free thyroid hormones are normal, then the thyroid is not the cause. ...Read more

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Can depression cause ocd?

Can depression cause ocd?

No but: Depression is not generally considered to be a cause of obsessive compulsive disorder, but the two problems can certainly co-exist in the same person. Some treatments are good for both problems. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

NotProvenMedicalCond: AdrenalFatigue is not a proven medical condition . YourAdrenalGland makesHormonesOne of these hormones isCortisol which helps your body to deal with stressAccording to the theory put up by the alternative medicine specialists that when your life is full of stress adrenal gland may not make enough cortisol which may lead to variety symptoms. There is no scientific evidence HypothyroidismDoesNOT ...Read more

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Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Can a underactive thyroid lead to depressiom?

Yes: Depression can be a symptom of depression, but usually hypothyroidism manifests with other symptoms at the same time. Depresion can also occur independently of thyroid dysfunction. It you wonder if your symptoms are related to hypothyroidism, ask your doctor to check TSH and free thyroxine levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Possibly: Levothyroxine can possibly cause anxiety if it is taken for the wrong reason or if the dose is too high. See your doctor and get your labwork checked on a regular basis to make sure your dose is correct. ...Read more

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What can cause hypothyroidism?

What can cause hypothyroidism?

Autoimmune, surgery: The most common cause is autoimmune thyroid disease, that is, the body makes antibodies against the thyroid. Thyroid surgery can cause it too. So can radiation therapy to the neck. Meds like amiodarone and some chemo can, too. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism lead to vitilligo?

Can hypothyroidism lead to vitilligo?

Often together: Hashimoto's disease -- a very common cause of hypothhyroidism -- and vitiligo often run together. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Can Thyroid problems cause symptoms similar to IBS?

Possible: thyroid problems can cause many symptoms that are non-specific. The only way to know is to measure thyroid hormone levels in the lab. If they are normal, then you will know you do not have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Can omega-3 cause depression?

Can omega-3 cause depression?

Indirect thyroid efc: When the quality of supplement is not good the mineral additives affect the thryoid hormone production. Thyroid stress indirectly creates low metabolism and depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more