Encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) presenting as depression: A case report

Chao Yu Liu, Mei Chih Meg Tseng, Po Hsien Lin

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Abstract

Encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease (EAATD) is a rare condition associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves' disease. It is often underdiagnosed because of the various clinical presentations and lack of widely accepted diagnostic criteria. We report a 46-year-old man who presented with an acute depressive episode and was proven to have encephalopathy associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The exclusive psychiatric manifestations of this case called our attention to the fact that an improved awareness of EAATD in patients with a history of thyroid disease can lead to a timely diagnosis and excellent disease prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641.e7-641.e9
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hashimoto's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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