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Primary Hypothyroidism Associated with Acute Mania: Case Series and Literature Review.
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PMID:  21553358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the evaluation of patients presenting with altered mental function searching for underlying medical conditions is necessary. Abnormal thyroid function has long been implicated in mood changes with the classic associations of depression occurring together with hypothyroidism and of mania along with hyperthyroidism. We here report 3 patients who presented with symptoms consistent with acute manic episode diagnosed using DSM IV-TR criteria and who were found to have primary hypothyroidism biochemically. This led to a review of the literature on this phenomenon resulting in the identification of 10 reports of mania and associated thyroid profiles consistent with primary hypothyroidism. All 3 of our patients improved clinically after use of levothyroxine and psychotropic medications, consistent with the literature reports. This illustrates that thyroid function abnormalities including primary hypothyroidism should be considered and screened for when evaluating patients with acute manic episodes.
D Khemka; J A Ali; C A Koch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-3646     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505926     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© J. A. Barth Verlag in Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
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