Vol 60, No 6 (2009)
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Mood of individuals with Graves-Basedow’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease

Małgorzata A. Basińska, Monika Merc, Olga Juraniec
Endokrynol Pol 2009;60(6):461-468.


Introduction: Mood can be characterized as subjective, relatively long lasting emotional state. The impact of the mood on health can be considered in two aspects: mood as an intermediary factor/cause of disease or as its result. The aim of following paper was to define the mood of individuals with Graves-Basedow’s disease Hashimoto’s disease in comparison to each other and in comparison to healthy individuals.
Material and methods: The study group consisted of 70 individuals with Graves-Basedow’s disease (56 women and 14 men) and the same amount of healthy ones. The study group of Hashimoto’s disease consisted of 54 individuals (46 women and 8 men) and the same amount of healthy ones. The patients filled out three psychological methods: Profile of Mood States (POMS), University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology Mood Adjective Check List (UMACL), a personal survey and an analysis of the medical documentation.
Results: Results indicate difference between individuals with Graves-Basedow’s disease and healthy ones taking under consideration mood: anger and tension, dejection, embarrassment and vigor. There is no difference between individuals with Hashimoto’s disease and healthy ones considering mood. There are differences between Graves-Basedow’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease regarding tension - anger. No differences have been claimed concerning criterions of health such as: time of duration of disease, complications, coexisting other diseases. Nevertheless the level of hormones is connected with the mood.
Conclusions: In case of Graves-Basedow’s disease has been claimed stronger anger, sadness, embarrassment and less vigor. Individuals with Hashimoto’s disease are regarded as similar to the healthy ones, without features of forced depression, irritability or embarrassment. To sum up the mood of individuals among testing group is a result of disease.

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