Is Autoimmune Thyroiditis Part of the Genetic Vulnerability (or an Endophenotype) for Bipolar Disorder?

@article{Vonk2007IsAT,
  title={Is Autoimmune Thyroiditis Part of the Genetic Vulnerability (or an Endophenotype) for Bipolar Disorder?},
  author={R. Vonk and A. V. D. Schot and R. Kahn and W. Nolen and H. Drexhage},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={135-140}
}
  • R. Vonk, A. V. D. Schot, +2 authors H. Drexhage
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in the etiology of bipolar disorder; however, biological markers for the transmission of the bipolar genotype ("endophenotypes") have not been found. Autoimmune thyroiditis with raised levels of thyroperoxidase antibodies (TPO-Abs) is related to bipolar disorder and may be such an endophenotype. This study was intended to examine whether autoimmune thyroiditis is related to the disease itself, to the (genetic) vulnerability to… CONTINUE READING

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