Mental disorders with hyperthyroidism
For example, with diffuse toxic goiter (hyperthyroidism), patients become easily excitable, irritable. The mood is unstable, the emotional reactions are violent, difficult to control. Sleep is superficial, short, with unpleasant dreams. The concentration of attention is difficult, there is rapid fatigue, exhaustion, which leads to a decrease in performance. With hypothyroidism (myxedema, cretinism), the severity of mental manifestations depends on the severity of the disease. In mild forms of hypothyroidism, a grouchy, depressed mood is observed, followed by good nature or apathy. Reactions are all slow, the behavior is monotonous. With cretinism, congenital dementia is noted.