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Do thyroid problems cause psychological problems such as anger sudden mood shifts and brooding?


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April 07, 2010 9:04PM

Yes, both Graves' and Hashimoto's patients frequently suffer anxiety, depression, mood shifts, etc. This can be caused because of shifts in metabolism or because of the direct damage of antibodies on other organs, the brain and central nervous system. Those suffering thyroid dysfunction because of non-autoimmune disorders still frequently suffer psychological issues as well, as the influence of poor metabolism changes brain chemicals, vitamin levels necessary to produce brain chemicals and a general sense of well being, etc.

No they generally don't, but for some people that might be the case.

Sorry but i totally disagree, having just read countless forums of people in the same state of mind as i am at the moment, hence why i am reading this!