Although many studies have been devoted to linking thyroid status and depression, the results have been conflicting. This review concerns types of depression and suggests a paradigm that could encompass the role of the thyroid in aging and depression. Also discussed are thyroid function and its modification in the treatment of depression. Special precautions should be taken with the use of tricyclic antidepressants and with the enhanced cardiotoxic effects when combined with certain thyroid factors in the treatment of depression alone in the elderly.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Geriatrics Society|
|State||Published - Oct 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology