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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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VARGAS NAVARRO, Pedro et al. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in major psychiatric disorders in hospitalised patients in Montserrat Hospital during the period March to October 2010. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2017, vol.46, n.3, pp.140-146. ISSN 0034-7450.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcpeng.2017.06.001.

Introduction:

Hypothyroidism results from inadequate production of thyroid hormone. It is known that there is a relationship between the major psychiatric disorders and hypothyroidism.

Objective:

To determine the prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients admitted due to major psychiatric disorders in Montserrat Hospital during the period from March to October 2010.

Material and methods:

A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 105 patients admitted to Montserrat Hospital with a primary diagnosis of major psychiatric disorder (major depression, bipolar affective disorder, generalised panic disorder, panic disorder, mixed anxiety-depressive disorder, and schizophrenia) in the aforementioned period. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was performed to assess the evidence of hypothyroidism.

Results:

The overall prevalence of hypothyroidism was found to be 10.5% (95%CI, 5-16%). It was 12.5% in anxiety disorder, 11.1% in depressive disorder, with a lower prevalence of 10.3% for bipolar disorder, and 9.9% for schizophrenia.

Conclusions:

The overall prevalence of hypothyroidism was found to be less than in the general population, which is between 4.64% and 18.5%, and hypothyroidism was found in disorders other than depression.

Palavras-chave : Hypothyroidism; Mental disorder; Depression; Anxiety Bipolar disorder; Schizophrenia.

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