Does the Thyroid Gland Play a Role in Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis? – Is the TSH enough to diagnose thyroid dysfunction?
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I saw a 24 year old male who was admitted for increasing feelings of low mood and thoughts of suicide. On assessment, he showed symptoms of severe depression with no psychosis. Further investigations revealed a TSH of 5.5 and a normal T4 and T3.
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