Thyroid Status and the Depressed Elderly

Steven R. Gambert, Carol P. Pontzer, Eugene M. Dagon

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume28
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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