Low yield of thyroid-stimulating hormone testing in elderly patients with depression.

Abstract

Although hypothyroidism is purportedly an important cause of depression, prior studies have involved small samples of young people and produced conflicting results. We examined the yield of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) testing in a large group of elderly patients with major depression or dysthymic disorder. The study sample comprised 883 outpatients… (More)

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@article{Fraser2004LowYO, title={Low yield of thyroid-stimulating hormone testing in elderly patients with depression.}, author={Shelagh A Fraser and Kurt Kroenke and Christopher M. Callahan and Siu L. Hui and John W. Williams and J{\"u}rgen Un{\"u}tzer}, journal={General hospital psychiatry}, year={2004}, volume={26 4}, pages={302-9} }