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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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I seem to have no energy during the day. What steps do you recommend for gaining back energy? I have no thyroid problem and no depression.

I seem to have no energy during the day. What steps do you recommend for gaining back energy? I have no thyroid problem and no depression.

Many causes: There are so many things that can cause fatigue during the day it's probably best that you discuss this with your doctor so he/she can run labs and find out exactly what's going on with you. At the very least, make sure you get plenty of sleep. Some people gets by with 6 hours but maybe you need more. Also, one of the most common cause of daytime somnolence is obstructive sleep apnea. Eval this. ...Read more

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What illnesses can be misdiagnosed as depression please?I was misdiagnosed with it twice & my daughters been told depression but anti-d's haven't helped (it isn't anaemia or thyroid as she had tests)

What illnesses can be misdiagnosed as depression please?I was misdiagnosed with it twice & my daughters been told depression but anti-d's haven't helped (it isn't anaemia or thyroid as she had tests)

Need more info: Depending on her symptoms, that would help decide what other diagnosis might be for example, if she is tired all the time, than as you already noted-anemia or thyroid disease, ...Viral infections such as ebv/mono, hepatitis, etc, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, etc. Could all be investigated. If need be, re-ask the question, with her symptoms, and some docs may be able to help more. God luck. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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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

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Can hypothyroidism cause depression? and how long can it take for your thyroid meds to work ?

Can hypothyroidism cause depression? and how long can it take for your thyroid meds to work ?

Hypothyroidism: is one of the leading medical causes of a depressed mood. You have obviously checked with your MD and on meds to boost thyroid function, so now you wait. Your MD will adjust the dose upwards or change the Rx is you do not respond within a reasonable time, but the MD and you will decide how long to wait., because it varies. ...Read more

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All bloodwork is normal, but i can't sleep! anxiety & depression not the problem, thyroid not the problem either, now what?

All bloodwork is normal, but i can't sleep! anxiety & depression not the problem, thyroid not the problem either, now what?

Sleep Med Consult: You sound very frustrated, and i can understand this if you're sleep-deprived. So glad you have normal blood work. But why are you emphasizing that anxiety & depression is "not" the problem? One or the other -- or even both -- can often contribute to sleep problems. Your next step could be consulting with a sleep medicine physician, with possible sleep study. http://www.aasmnet.org/. ...Read more

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Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid

Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid

Hypothyroidism: I understand of getting tired of taking too much medications. At age 21, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with separations, work, Alcohol use and finances can cause Depression Not taking levothyroxine has led to increase in your depression See Endocrinologist, have blood test for Thyroid, get his advice. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss not to take depression med. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more