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76 Possible Causes for Absent Minded, Hypothyroidism, Irritability

  • Dementia

    Purpose: Treatable causes of cognitive dysfunction, such as hypothyroidism, should be excluded by physicians before prescribing anti-dementia drugs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present the case of a 34-year-old Jordanian woman who was referred to mainstream mental health services because of irritability, agitation, loss of appetite, withdrawal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatable dementias occur in hypothyroidism, other metabolic diseases, and some malignant tumours.[britannica.com]

  • Depression

    Heart Attack Heart Disease Heartburn Hepatitis C Heroin Herpes High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Hives Hoarding Hodgkins Lymphoma Huntingtons Disease Hyperthyroidism Hypothyroidism[depression.supportgroups.com] In men it manifests often as tiredness, irritability and anger. They may show more reckless behavior and abuse drugs and alcohol.[adaa.org] Some medical syndromes (like hypothyroidism) can mimic depressive disorder. Some medications can also cause symptoms of depression. Drug and alcohol abuse.[nami.org]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    Bexarotene-induced hypothyroidism: bexarotene stimulates the peripheral metabolism of thyroid hormones.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In early stages of the disease, people may experience personality changes such as irritability, anxiety or depression.[web.archive.org] AD can also affect a person’s mood, and people with AD may become depressed, anxious, paranoid or irritable.[memory.ucsf.edu]

  • Iron Deficiency

    Iron deficiency slows your body's thyroid function and blocks its metabolism-boosting effects, according to the National Academy of Hypothyroidism.[huffpost.com] Iron deficiency can develop insidiously leading to increased fatigability, lassitude, poor immunity, irritability, and iron deficiency anemia.[symptoma.com] “I felt very forgetful and absent minded. I would quickly feel drained and sleepy, like my body needed recharging. I was pale and felt like a grey version of myself.”[the.ismaili]

  • Multi-Infarct Dementia

    Workup of multi-infarct dementia is broad and is generally targeted at excluding other potential causes of dementia, such as hypothyroidism and B12 hypovitaminosis.[symptoma.com] Forgetfulness (but not as severe as Alzheimer's disease) Urinary incontinence Difficulty walking Clumsiness Changes in personality or mood (most likely in the form of apathy, irritability[alzheimers.emedtv.com] A physician will conduct a full medical history and likely order blood tests to rule out reversible causes of cognitive decline, such as low Vitamin B12, or hypothyroidism[caregiver.org]

  • Anemia

    Rare Symptoms In a person with severe hypothyroidism, myxedema may occur.[verywell.com] […] thalassemia, or cancer Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired G6PD deficiency, a metabolic disorder Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable[medlineplus.gov] “I felt very forgetful and absent minded. I would quickly feel drained and sleepy, like my body needed recharging. I was pale and felt like a grey version of myself.”[the.ismaili]

  • Endogenous Depression

    Five of the 9 endogenously depressed patients were subclinically hypothyroid, while none of the 66 patients with minor depressive disorder showed thyroid dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children of all ages more often present with irritability or decline in school grades or even marasmus, whereas elders more often have confusion and somatic signs as dominant[symptoma.com] Do you find yourself to be absent minded – with your head ‘off somewhere else’ rather than where you actually are, or need to be?[beinghappybydesign.com]

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    An instrument to measure EI and DESR which demarcates them from irritability and other emotional symptoms could improve the accuracy of diagnostic criteria for ADHD.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They may seem absent-minded or forgetful, and lose track of their things. Hyperactive. Kids who are hyperactive are fidgety, restless, and easily bored.[kidshealth.org] Darios Getahun, Steven J Jacobsen, Michael J Fassett, Deborah A Wing, Anny H Xiang, Vicki Y Chiu and Morgan R Peltier, Association between maternal hypothyroidism and autism[doi.org]

  • Prolactinoma

    Other possible causes of prolactin overproduction include medications, other types of pituitary tumors, an underactive thyroid gland, ongoing irritation to the chest, pregnancy[mayoclinic.org] With these considerations in mind, the absence of estrogen receptors in prolactinomas should be a sign of anaplasia and a more aggressive behavior.[karger.com] Subclinical hypothyroidism was found in 9.7% of the patients versus 2.8% of the controls (p  0.044). Autoimmune hyperthyroidism was observed in 1.3% of all patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Childhood Depression

    ., hypothyroidism) E.[aafp.org] This illness manifests as a depressed or irritable mood and/or anhedonia.[symptoma.com] […] not governed by notions of a mind/body split (Krause, 1989; Jackson, 1985; Currer, 1986; Obeyesekere, 1985).[critpsynet.freeuk.com]

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