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Thyroid disease ‘being over-treated’

Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are being prescribed thyroid drugs unnecessarily, according to international researchers. They advise against lifelong hormone treatment for mild underactive thyroid problems (hypothyroidism), saying there is not enough proof it helps. The daily tablets do not appear to ease symptoms such as tiredness, low mood and weight gain, […]

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Thyroid Disease: Can It Affect a Person's Mood?

Can thyroid disease affect my mood? Answer From Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D. Yes, thyroid disease can affect your mood—primarily causing either anxiety or depression. Generally, the more severe the thyroid disease, the more severe the mood changes. If you have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), you may experience: Unusual nervousness Restlessness Anxiety Irritability On the opposite […]