Thyroid autoimmunity, depression and anxiety; are there any connections? An epidemiological study of a large population.

@article{Engum2005ThyroidAD,
  title={Thyroid autoimmunity, depression and anxiety; are there any connections? An epidemiological study of a large population.},
  author={Anne Engum and Trine P Bj\oro and Arnstein Mykletun and Alv Andreas Dahl},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={263-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between antithyroid antibodies, depression, and anxiety in a large population. METHODS In a population of 30,175 individuals aged 40-84 years, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) was assessed in all women and in 50% of the men. Thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies (TPOAb) were measured in almost all samples with TSH > or = 4.0 mU/L (n = 1700) and in randomly selected samples without thyroid disease or biochemical dysfunction (n = 745… CONTINUE READING

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