15 Little Known Things About Your Thyroid That Can Affect Your Mental Health

Posted on:January 6, 2016
Last Updated: July 4, 2024
Time to read: 2 minutes

Ever wondered if your thyroid gland is playing a role in your depression, anxiety or psychosis? Problems with your Thyroid gland can mimic a number of psychiatric disorders ranging from depression, anxiety and even psychosis. It is thus extremely important that mental health professionals be aware of some important but little known facts.


Three forms of thyroid hormone receptor in human tissues.

Sakurai, A., Nakai, A., & DeGroot, L. J. (1989). Expression of three forms of thyroid hormone receptor in human tissues. Molecular Endocrinology, 3(2), 392-399.

Transthyretin and Alzheimer's disease

Sousa, J. C., Cardoso, I., Marques, F., Saraiva, M. J., & Palha, J. A. (2007). Transthyretin and Alzheimer’s disease: Where in the brain?. Neurobiology of aging, 28(5), 713-718.