A CASE OF HYPOTHYROIDISM INDUCED RECURRENT DEPRESSIVE DISORDER


J. Anu Rita, S. Nambi

Abstract


Recurrent depressive disorder is a lifelong illness with relapses and remissions. The aetiology is biopsychosocial, genetic factors contributing and life stressors exaggerating the disease. Due to recurrent episodes the morbidity is quite high both for the patient and the family members. The poor compliance of drugs during the euthymic period acts as a trigger for relapse. The identification of comorbid physical conditions adding fuel to the disease process has to be identified and treated promptly. This case is reported to show the significance of undetected hypothyroidism in a patient with recurrent depressive disorder.

 


Keywords


Recurrent depressive disorder, Hypothyroidism, Mood stabilizer, Biopsychosocial cause

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Title

A CASE OF HYPOTHYROIDISM INDUCED RECURRENT DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

Keywords

Recurrent depressive disorder, Hypothyroidism, Mood stabilizer, Biopsychosocial cause

Date

22-09-2015

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Journal

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 7, Issue 11, 2015 Page: 397-398

Online ISSN

0975-1491

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Authors & Affiliations

J. Anu Rita
Department of Psychiatry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital
India

S. Nambi
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital
India


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