Examining concurrent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and mental illness (VIDEO)

February 11, 2020

For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large cohort study using a military health system database that examined the concurrent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and mental illness.

I’m Dr. Bobby Lazarra. Welcome to the Medical News Minute.

Published in the journal Pediatrics a large cohort study using a military health system database looking at the concurrent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and mental illness in a pediatric population. A distinct association was found between hypothyroidism and ADHD, adjustment disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and suicidality. In all but suicidality the mental health disorder was the primary diagnosis first. So the authors conclude [that] this identified relationship needs to be kept in mind when addressing mental health disorders and hyperthyroidism in a pediatric population.

I’m Dr. Bobby Lazarra and this has been the Medical News Minute.