Thyroid and Mental Health


Workshop Date:

April 7, 2010

Workshop Type:

Workshops by Phone

General Topics:

Anxiety, Children & Family, Diet & Nutrition, Emotional Problems, Hormones, Sex, Sleep & Energy, Stress

The thyroid is in your neck and is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. It is known as the master gland of metabolism. When your thyroid isn’t functioning well, it can affect your mental as well as your physical health.

It’s estimated that 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority don’t even know it yet. Undiagnosed thyroid problems can increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems.

Dr. Hedaya discusses the effects of thyroid function on mental health.

  • Learn to recognize the symptoms of low thyroid.
  • Why is thyroid dysfunction so prevalent?
  • Why do many doctors under treat the thyroid?
  • How does the adrenal gland relate to the thyroid gland?
  • How does thyroid function affect sleep?
  • What tests should be done to assess thyroid function?
  • What determines what type of thyroid hormone you should use?
  • Learn about two very recent large studies that change the way thyroid dysfunction will be treated.

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