Thyroid hormone elevations during acute psychiatric illness: relationship to severity and distinction from hyperthyroidism.

@article{Roca1990ThyroidHE,
  title={Thyroid hormone elevations during acute psychiatric illness: relationship to severity and distinction from hyperthyroidism.},
  author={Ricardo Roca and Marc R . Blackman and M B Ackerley and S. Mitchell Harman and Robert I. Gregerman},
  journal={Endocrine research},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          415-47
        }
}
Acute psychiatric illness may be accompanied by transient hyperthyroxinemia. The mechanism of this phenomenon was examined by determining the role of thyrotropin (TSH) in the genesis of this state. Serial measurements of TSH, thyroxine (T4), free T4 index (FT4I), triiodothyronine (T3), and free T3 index (FT3I) were performed in 45 acutely hospitalized patients with major psychiatric disorders. Twenty-two (49%) patients exhibited significant elevations (greater than or equal to 2 SD above mean… CONTINUE READING
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