Subclinical hypothyroidism increases the risk for depression in the elderly.

  title={Subclinical hypothyroidism increases the risk for depression in the elderly.},
  author={Val{\'e}ria Bahdur Chueire and Jo{\~a}o Hamilton Romaldini and Laura Sterian Ward},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={44 1},
In order to determine if subclinical hypothyroidism is a risk factor for depression in the elderly, a total of 323 individuals over 60 years old were interviewed using the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) for mood disturbances. Patients were divided into Group I: 252 patients (184 females, 68 males; median age: 67 years, range: 60-89 years) with elevated serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and Group II: 71 patients (45… CONTINUE READING


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