Thyroid & Mental Health: It’s NOT All In Your Head

Thyroid & Mental Health: It's NOT All In Your Head

A Manhattan psychiatrist poses this question:

How much of what we are calling psychiatric pathology is in fact thyroid disorder?

I’m sitting on the edge of my seat as I prepare Dr. Kelly Brogan’s guest article for Hypothyroid Mom. Her question has my mind reeling. How many of my fellow Hypothyroid Mom followers are diagnosed with mental health illnesses? Could some or many of them be misdiagnosed? Could these symptoms be a red flag that somewhere deep in their body their soul is waving up in the air trying to alert the person, the doctor, someone, that their thyroid condition is undiagnosed or inadequately treated?
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Hypothyroid Testing: What You Need To Know and Ask For

Hypothyroid Testing: What You Need To Know and Ask For

6 hypothyroid tests can unlock the mystery of your thyroid health. A Yale-trained board-certified family physician with a specialty in women’s health and obstetrics shares how she tests for hypothyroidism. Sadly I hear from many readers that their doctors REFUSE to do these tests.The reality for hypothyroid sufferers –  you must be an advocate for yourself. If your doctor refuses to run these tests, you can also order your own lab tests.
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Why A TSH Level Isn’t Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

Why A TSH Level Isn't Enough To Understand Your Thyroid Condition

In mainstream medicine, TSH is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. The sad truth is that this one lab test FAILS to give a full picture of thyroid health and leaves many thyroid sufferers undiagnosed or insufficiently treated. Thyroid health is a puzzle with many important pieces.

There’s a problem.

Many Hypothyroid Mom readers tell me their doctors refuse to test anything but TSH. They feel awful all while their TSH is “normal”.

There are solutions.

Of course finding an open-minded thyroid doctor is key. I’ve compiled a list of online resources to help you locate a good thyroid doctor in your area.

However there is another option.

Order your own thyroid lab tests.

Yes, there are online companies where you can order your own tests.

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How I inadvertently cut my Hashimoto’s antibodies in half

How I inadvertently cut my Hashimoto’s antibodies in half

My mouth watered as I looked through the images of food at Everyday Ungrained. I knew instantly that I had to share Jennifer’s story. [Read more…]

Hypothyroidism & ADD/ADHD: What You Must Know As A Parent To Protect Your Child

Hypothyroidism & ADD/ADHD: What You Must Know As A Parent To Protect Your Child

Since the launch of Hypothyroid Mom I’ve been contacted by readers about their children suffering from ADD and ADHD. Therefore I was particularly intrigued when I read a post by Dr. Kirk Gair about the connection between hypothyroidism and ADD/ADHD in adults and children. I invited Dr. Gair here to share this often overlooked connection between ADD/ADHD and hypothyroidism. [Read more…]