I was put in a mental health ward because I went days without sleeping, felt so tired I couldn’t function and found myself delusional and couldn’t stop the words running through my head.
I was diagnosed bipolar and drugged up with medication.
Given the need of every cell of our body including the brain for thyroid hormones, is it possible that some of these children had undiagnosed thyroid disease? As a career counselor and trainer in New York City, I’ve worked for over 10 years with people who have lost their jobs or who are unsatisfied with their career progression.
You can’t imagine the number of people that I have worked with suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
For multiple research teams to find similar findings, the findings deserve serious attention.
This is the case with hypothyroidism and mental disorders.
Check out my post Hashimoto’s: Your Body Is Not Supposed To Destroy Itself Right?
I saw the line of bipolar patients waiting every morning in the psych ward for electric shock therapy.
The only thing that saved me from electric shock was my mother yelling NO.
Hashimoto’s disease often comes with ups and downs in TSH like a wild roller coaster ride, with people suffering swings between symptoms of hyperthyroidism (hyperactivity, irritability, inability to sleep) and hypothyroidism (fatigue, depression).
These swings back and forth, don’t they sound very similar to the swings in Bipolar Disorder (manic depression)? A 2002 study entitled found that Hashimoto’s thyroid antibodies were highly prevalent in a sample of outpatients with bipolar disorder as compared to a control group. What complicates studies with bipolar disorder is that patients with bipolar disorder are often treated with the drug Lithium.
For four years I was drugged up so bad that my mind wasn’t right. My heart rate was pounding at 155 and my blood pressure was through the roof.