Investigation of thyroid dysfunction is more likely in patients with high psychological morbidity.
BACKGROUND: Mild or subclinical hypothyroidism [raised thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) but normal free thyroxine (T4)] affects 5-10% of adults. Symptoms are non-specific and TSH levels are needed for diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: We explore the relationship between thyroid function and psychological distress and investigate the usefulness of an expert-designed Thyroid Symptom Questionnaire (TSQ) in identifying hypothyroidism. METHODS: DEPTH (DEPression and THyroid) is a cross-sectional study of 3...Expand abstract
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