HYPOTHYROIDISM AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Aeijaz Ul Noor, Ruqaya Aziz, Abdul Wahid Khan*, Qazi Najeeb, Ashaqullah Bhat
An abnormality in thyroid hormonal status is common in major psychiatric disorders, although the relationship between thyroid function and mental disease is under emphasized. The main aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of thyroid function screening in psychiatric patients attending OPD in SKIMS, Medical College Bemina. The study was conducted on 100 patients that were diagnosed
based on the thyroid function tests (TFT). On investigation our result shows that sub-clinical hypothyroidism (26%) was more prevalent than clinical hypothyroidism (6%), these results need to be confirmed by controlled studies in larger patient populations.
Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Psychiatry disorders, Thyroid function.
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