• The Darker Side of Misdiagnosis

    November 18, 2016

    The Darker Side of Misdiagnosis

    This month in Health Matters, we bring our attention to depression and hypothyroidism. Although they are two separate diseases, depression can be a symptom of hypothyroidism, which is a deficiency in the levels of hormones created by your thyroid gland. The medications prescribed to increase low thyroid levels can often alleviate the many symptoms of hypothyroidism, including depression.

    Since the indicators of hypothyroidism and depression are similar, doctors sometimes overlook the possibility that a person who is dep

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