Paper by Prof. Kawai et. al. Published in the Journal of the Japan Thyroid Association
A paper entitled “Thyroid hormones and mental illness” by Prof. Toshio Kawai and et. al. was published in the October 2017 of The Journal of the Japan Thyroid Association (Vol.8, No.2).
Mental illness, in particular depressive and anxiety disorders, frequently co-occur within thyroid diseases. Among the thyroid hormones, T3 relates closely to depression and anxiety because of its role in regulating serotonin and noradrenaline. In many cases, the symptoms of mental illness persist even after thyroid function has been normalized through treatment. These research findings suggest that psychosomatic approaches based on the bio-psycho-social medical model are important to treat thyroid diseases-related mental illness.