Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 295-297
Hypothyroidism Presenting As Anxiety Disorder
Dr. Johncy James1, Dr. Subramanyam M.1, Dr. Chandini S.2, Dr. Siddharth Shetty3, Dr. Safeekh A.T.4
1PG Resident, 2Assistant Professor, 3Associate Professor, 4Professor and HOD,
Department of Psychiatry, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka
Corresponding Author: Dr. Johncy James
Anxiety disorder in hypothyroidism is relatively rare, as compared to depressive disorder. This case report discusses anxiety disorder in a 26 year old lady diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The anxiety symptoms were secondary to hypothyroidism, the underlying primary medical condition. General physical examination and examination of systems were within normal limits. There was no obvious thyroid enlargement. This case report is one of the few reports which discuss anxiety disorder in hypothyroidism.
Key words: Anxiety disorder, hypothyroidism, hypometabolism.