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How are possible thyroid problems and depression linked?

How are possible thyroid problems and depression linked?

Related: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) can mimic all of the symptoms of depression. It is important to have it checked to rule it out as a cause of the depressive symptoms as the treatment is different. With thyroid medication, the depression should improve. ...Read more

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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Is depression and anxiety typical in people with thyroid issues?

Is depression and anxiety typical in people with thyroid issues?

Thyroidopathy issues: Symptoms of DEPRESSED or ANXIOUS mood which are new OR which have never been truly "worked up" as opposed to being "Diagnosed By Appearance", which I call DBA, should ALWAYS be checked for thyroidopathies by getting at least a TSH & FT4 level. Be happy to answer more questions at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi to set up a real time visit or answer more questions. Thanks so much for the ask-GO CAVS! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression, anxiety or a thyroid condition?

How do I know if I have depression, anxiety or a thyroid condition?

Consult your doctor: You need to have thorough history/physycal examination and if indicated blood test to find out what is wrong with you. ...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 the thyroid gland have anything to do with depression?

Can the thyroid gland have anything to do with depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism mirrors the symptoms of major depression from a physiological stance. Fatigue, lethargy, weight gain without increasing calories, slower metabolism etc. ...Read more

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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

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Docs can you explain, is my thyroid problem causing my depression or anxiety?

Docs can you explain, is my thyroid problem causing my depression or anxiety?

If you have abnormal: Thyroid function it could be. Depression can occur with hypothyroidism and significant anxiety can occur with hyperthyroidism (ie. Thyroid storm). ...Read more

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My thyroid level is low. What is the best thing i can do to get my energy level back. I do have depression as well.?

See your doctor!: Low thyroid levels can cause symptoms similar to depression - low energy, weight gain, apathy. Your primary care provider can check your thyroid and recommend further treatment. Depression can also be present with low thyroid levels but typically you would want to get the thyroid levels back to normal as it may also treat the depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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