Thyroid and Mental Health – Role of Thyroid Gland in Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis? – Is the TSH enough to diagnose thyroid dysfunction?

Posted on:January 6, 2016
Last Updated: November 24, 2023
Time to read: 7 minutes

Thyroid hormone is essential for the metabolic activity of every cell in the body. A deficiency of thyroid hormone is associated with a range of physical and neuropsychiatric effects.

Thyroid hormones are essential for brain maturation and for brain function throughout life.

They play an important role in cell maturation, mitochondrial function and myelination. Disruption of these cellular functions due to thyroid dysfunction can lead to neuropsychiatric disturbances.