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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM (REVIEW AND CASE STUDY)

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Journal
Indian Journal of Psychiatry
0019-5545
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Medknow Publications
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  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Abstract

SUMMARY The psychological aspects of hypothyroidism are reviewed with reference to the available literature. A case history of hypothyroidism along with its psychological manifestations is discussed and a conclusion is drawn that usually four characteristic types of psychological pictures co-exist with hypothyroidism viz. organic brain syndrome, schizophrenia form psychoses, affective psychosis, especially the depression and mixed variety. Suggestion for therapy are also outlined.

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