2 doctors weighed in:

Can severe hypothyroidism cause anxiety and panic attacks as well as depression?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Absolutely!

Any psychiatric disorder is possible with exceedingly low thyroid function, even psychosis.
The best way to tease this apart is for three physicians to collaborate: primary care physician, endocrinologist, and psychiatrist. Take care.

In brief: Absolutely!

Any psychiatric disorder is possible with exceedingly low thyroid function, even psychosis.
The best way to tease this apart is for three physicians to collaborate: primary care physician, endocrinologist, and psychiatrist. Take care.
Thank
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Sometimes

Less common to cause panic, that is more common with hyperthyroidism.
Certainly hypothyroidism can contribute to all of those.

In brief: Sometimes

Less common to cause panic, that is more common with hyperthyroidism.
Certainly hypothyroidism can contribute to all of those.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
34 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available