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Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin Dr. Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine
22 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,567 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Can anxiety or depression causes hyperthyroidism n what are the treatment.

Can anxiety or depression causes hyperthyroidism n what are the treatment.

No: Having thyroid dysfunction can result in psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety or depression, but those symptoms do not cause thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I have hypothyroidism and it feels like I have hyperthyroidism. Could I have depression?

I have hypothyroidism and it feels like I have hyperthyroidism. Could I have depression?

Possibly, but: I don't know what treatment you're now receiving, or whether you're being followed by an endocrinologist? Have you seen a psychiatrist? Often, collaborative treatment is needed to evaluate and effectively treat these conditions. You don't list any medications in your patient information. So, please work with your own physician, who can advise you better than we can from healthtap. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Grindstaff Dr. Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
34 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?

Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?

Many symptoms: Are you being treated for hyperthyroidism? Your primary doctor should check your thyroid labs every 3-4 months to make sure that the dosing is OK. Regarding depression you should get a referral to a Psychologist. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry Dr. Berry
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Untreated hyperthyroidism can this make depression and bipolar worst, suicidal thoughts?

Suicide: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Languages: English, Spanish Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS. CALL THEM RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Leslie Howell Dr. Howell
Psychiatry
16 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

What effect does an under/overactive thyroid have in depression?

Mimic depression: An underactive thyroid can cause depression symptoms while an overactive thyroid can cause anxiety symptoms. A thyroid test is usually recommended when someone first present with depression symptoms as the treatments are different. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Harrington Dr. Harrington
Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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I have a hyperthyroid and I am taking methimazole - will this medication make you depressed? If so what else can you do?

I  have a hyperthyroid and I am taking methimazole - will this medication make you depressed?

If so what else can you do?

Hyperthyroidism: It is unlikely that your med to treat your overactive thyroid is making you depressed. It is very common as your body is going through hyper to normal and then perhaps hypothyroid state to have many mood swings. Stay active, exercise and talk to your doctor if it continues. I would not stop the med without asking your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can I do to combat reactive depression caused by overactive thyroid?

What can I do to combat reactive depression caused by overactive thyroid?

Medical treatment: Isn't it amazing how intertwined our physical and emotional health is? In this situation, it is imperative that your hyperthyroidism be treated. If the thyroid is too active or too inactive, either can lead to marked problems with mood. Work with a good internist or endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Dr. Shariq Refai Dr. Refai
Psychiatry
9 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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I'm on meds for hyperthyroidism. I'm 300lbs, depressed & exhausted all the time. Could I have switch to hypothyroidism ?

I'm on meds for hyperthyroidism. I'm 300lbs, depressed & exhausted all the time. Could I have switch to hypothyroidism ?

Its possible. : its always possible. have your hormones levels checked to ensure you are on the appropriate dose. discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Hyperthyroidism for 5 years. Had a sonar done and a nodule 13mm in size was found. Extreme palpitaions, tired, depressed. Is this normal?

Hyperthyroidism for 5 years. Had a sonar done and a nodule 13mm in size was found.  Extreme palpitaions, tired, depressed. Is this normal?

Hyperthy & nodule: Hi. No, it is not "normal" to be hyperthyroid and have a nodule. If you've had it for 5 years, is someone treating it? Is the cause of the hyperthyroidism known (i.e., Graves' vs. toxic adenoma/s)? If it's Graves', the nodule needs a needle biopsy to see if it's cancer. If it's a toxic adenoma, a thyroid scan will tell if the nodule is the cause of the hyperthy (those nodules aren't cancerous). ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Jane Van Dis Dr. Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Is depression a symptom of peri menopause?

Is  depression a symptom of peri menopause?

Yes: Mood swings, mood changes, depression and lack of energy are all signs of perimenopause. Sometimes this is due to decreases in metabolism, decreased activity, decreased libido. Sleep disturbances, or lack of sleep can contribute as well. Exercise, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular at least 5-6 days a week can help. Sometimes women start on an ssri to get through these changes. Consult md. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

Hi. : Hi. You might start by talking to your gynecologist. She or he can check your hormones and get an idea of whether you are perimenopausal. There may be things that the gynecologist recommends that could help your symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, your gynecologist might recommend a psychiatric assessment. Perimenopause can definately lead to mood changes in some women (to included both depressed mood and anxiety). ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Daum Dr. Daum
Obstetrics & Gynecology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?

Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?

Yes: You awe in the peri menopause and things are changing . Hormones are less consistent , sometimes there are aging issues, passage of fertility, and depression is common during this time. Treating with hormone replacement sometimes helps but is not helpful long term. It's a hard time. If you've had depression before you may need treatment. Solving one problem at a time helps. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
1,730 doctors shared insights

Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
521 doctors shared insights

Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more