Hyperthyroidism and psychiatric morbidity: Evidence from a Danish nation-wide register study

Frans Brandt, Marianne Thvilum, Dorthe Almind Pedersen, Kaare Christensen, Anders Green, Laszlo Hegedus, Thomas Heiberg Brix

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Thyroid hormones are essential for the normal development of the fetal brain, while hyperthyroidism in adults is associated with mood symptoms and reduced quality of life. We aimed to investigate the association and temporal relation between hyperthyroidism and psychiatric morbidity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
Pages (from-to)341-348
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents/therapeutic use
  • Antidepressive Agents/therapeutic use
  • Antipsychotic Agents/therapeutic use
  • Cohort Studies
  • Comorbidity
  • Denmark/epidemiology
  • Diseases in Twins/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Hyperthyroidism/epidemiology
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders/drug therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Registries


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