Depression

Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.

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Can hypothyroidism result in depression and memory problems?

Query: Hi, I would like to ask something. I never heard of Hypothyroidism but I came across it when I was reading an article of what causes love handles. I don't want to self-diagnose but I've been experiencing its symptoms. I'm diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features. I've read t...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi I think you have already done a lot of surfing and research by yourself. Regarding your doubt, yes, hypothyroidism and depression are interlinked. Depression is more common in people suffering from hypothyroidism. And your irregular menstrual cycles and pubertal developmental delays may also be...  Read Full »

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