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The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a literature review.

Marta Broniarczyk-Czarniak
Psychiatria 2017;14(4):209-216.

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Vol 14, No 4 (2017)
Prace poglądowe - nadesłane
Published online: 2017-11-30

Abstract

Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, now considered as the most common autoimmune disease in the world as well as the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the area rich in iodine. Patients with HT have significantly higher risk for depression, especially in women with postnatal or perimenopausal period. Thyroid peroxidase antibody positivity is associated with rapid cycling bipolar disorder and obsessive-copulsive disorder in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Another important but underesimate entity is Hashimoto’s encephaloptahy, that spectacular symptoms can mimic severe central nervous system disease. Making a correct diagnosis of HE is very important, because most patients respond well and recover when treated with glucocorticoids.

Abstract

Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, now considered as the most common autoimmune disease in the world as well as the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the area rich in iodine. Patients with HT have significantly higher risk for depression, especially in women with postnatal or perimenopausal period. Thyroid peroxidase antibody positivity is associated with rapid cycling bipolar disorder and obsessive-copulsive disorder in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Another important but underesimate entity is Hashimoto’s encephaloptahy, that spectacular symptoms can mimic severe central nervous system disease. Making a correct diagnosis of HE is very important, because most patients respond well and recover when treated with glucocorticoids.
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Keywords

Hashimoto thyroiditis, autoimmune thyroiditis, depression, anxiety disorder, Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

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Title

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: a literature review.

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 14, No 4 (2017)

Pages

209-216

Published online

2017-11-30

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2017;14(4):209-216.

Keywords

Hashimoto thyroiditis
autoimmune thyroiditis
depression
anxiety disorder
Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

Authors

Marta Broniarczyk-Czarniak

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