Thyroid disease, behavior, and psychopharmacology

William Wilson, James W. Jefferson

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Abstract

The authors review psychiatric complications of thyroid disease and the use of psychotropic agents in hyper- and hypothyroid patients. Neuropsychiatric symptoms of hyperthyroidism tend to resolve with treatment of excessive thyroid production; those of hypothyroidism respond in a variable manner to thyroid replacement, but most patients improve substantially after becoming euthyroid. The judicious use of most psychotropics has its place even in the presence of overt thyroid disease. The important antithyroid effects of lithium should be noted when treating patients with thyroid disease. Routine monitoring of thyroid function in otherwise healthy patients taking antipsychotic agents, tricyclic antidepressants, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) is not believed necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-492
Number of pages6
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Psychopharmacology
Thyroid Diseases
Thyroid Gland
Hyperthyroidism
Antithyroid Agents
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents
Hypothyroidism
Lithium
Antipsychotic Agents
Psychiatry
Therapeutics

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Thyroid disease, behavior, and psychopharmacology. / Wilson, William; Jefferson, James W.

In: Psychosomatics, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.01.1985, p. 487-492.

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Wilson, William ; Jefferson, James W. / Thyroid disease, behavior, and psychopharmacology. In: Psychosomatics. 1985 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 487-492.
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