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Investigation of thyroid dysfunction is more likely in patients with high psychological morbidity.

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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...

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10.1093/fampra/cmr059

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Panicker, V More by this author
Kessler, D More by this author
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Journal:
Family practice
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
163-167
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1460-2229
ISSN:
0263-2136
URN:
uuid:cae3c002-486f-40a1-a5ff-995308745c48
Source identifiers:
487160
Local pid:
pubs:487160

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