MYXEDEMA MADNESS: AN INTRIGUING CASE OF DEPRESSION IN HYPOTHYROIDISM


Navin Patil, Karthik Rao, Humeera Naaz, Balaji Ommurugan, Gayathri Baiju, Ananda Naik, Hargun Singh Sira

Abstract


Hypothyroidism is a clinical syndrome due to deficiency of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is responsible for maintaining the brain hemostasis and helps in central nervous system global development. There have been studies on the association of psychiatric illness with thyroid deficiency and strikingly found to be presenting feature of hypothyroidism in many patients. Literature evidence also says that underlying hypothyroidism may lead to failure of psychiatric treatment. Hence, we report a case of hypertensive patient on medications started with antidepressants and antipsychotics after being diagnosed of depression but was found to be resistant to psychiatric medications and later successfully treated with levothyroxine for underlying hypothyroidism with myxedema.


Keywords


Hypothyroidism, Psychosis, Affective disorder, Levothyroxine.

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About this article

Title

MYXEDEMA MADNESS: AN INTRIGUING CASE OF DEPRESSION IN HYPOTHYROIDISM

Keywords

Hypothyroidism, Psychosis, Affective disorder, Levothyroxine.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i8.19081

Date

01-08-2017

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 8 August 2017 Page: 8-9

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Navin Patil
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal university, Manipal.
India

Karthik Rao
Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal university, Manipal.
India

Humeera Naaz
Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal university, Manipal.
India

Balaji Ommurugan
Post graduate , Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical college , Manipal university , Manipal.
India

Gayathri Baiju
Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal university, Manipal.
India

Ananda Naik
Department of General Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal university, Manipal.
India

Hargun Singh Sira
undergraduate, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal university, Manipal.
India


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