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Can hypothyroidism be a cause for onset anxiety and depression symptoms and why?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Possibly

Low thyroid levels affect every part of your body, including your brain.
Depression can occur with hypothyroidism, not usually anxiety, though anxiety is common in general. I do not think the exact mechanism is known for why hypothyroidism causes depression, but probably involves changes in neurotransmitter levels.

In brief: Possibly

Low thyroid levels affect every part of your body, including your brain.
Depression can occur with hypothyroidism, not usually anxiety, though anxiety is common in general. I do not think the exact mechanism is known for why hypothyroidism causes depression, but probably involves changes in neurotransmitter levels.
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