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Mental disorders in hyperthyroidism

For example, with diffuse toxic goiter (hyperthyroidism), patients become easily excitable, irritable. Mood is unstable, emotional reactions are violent, difficult to manage. Sleep is superficial, short, with unpleasant dreams. The concentration of attention is difficult, there is rapid fatigability, exhaustion, which leads to a decrease in efficiency. In hypothyroidism (myxedema, cretinism), the severity of mental manifestations depends on the severity of the disease. In milder forms of hypothyroidism, a grumpy-depressed mood is observed, alternating with good-naturedness or apathy. Reactions are all slow, the behavior is monotonous. In cretinism, there is congenital dementia.