Elevated triiodothyronine in psychopathy – possible physiological mechanisms

  title={Elevated triiodothyronine in psychopathy – possible physiological mechanisms},
  author={Henrik Soderstrom and Anders Forsman},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
We assessed a total range of peripheral thyroid hormone fractions, binding globulins, and thyroid-active antibodies in 37 medication-free, violent or sexual offenders, aged 17–45 years, to describe possible mechanisms involved in the thyroid metabolism of aggressive men. The ratio between T3 and T4 correlated with ratings of psychopathy, indicating increased peripheral deiodination as a biological covariate to callous personality traits. Autoimmune antibodies, hepatic failure, abnormal binding… CONTINUE READING


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