Manic Depressive Disorder ( MDD ) After Thyroid Surgery!

Manic Depressive Disorder ( MDD ) After Thyroid Surgery!

Manic Depressive Disorder ( MDD ) After Thyroid Surgery!

Manic Depressive Disorder ( MDD ) After Thyroid Surgery!

Dr.Guttler’s comments: Another reason to get outside second opinion before you sign up for the surgery.There are alternatives available for those who seek them.

  1. Among 190,000 patients that had their thyroid removed 17,000 developed MDD.
  2. 4000 had partial removal. ( 23% ) and 13000 had a total removal.
  3. Total TX had a prolonged risk of MDD.
  4. The incidence of MDD increased after TX and remained high for 1-2 years.
  5. If you do not need the surgery and develop MDD you now have to add a new physician to your medical visits for psychiatric treatment.
  6. Reference: Increased Morbidity of Manic Depressive Disorder after Thyroidectomy: KW Choi et al Thyroid 29(12)2019 p.1713-22
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