Evidence lacking on hypothyroidism and depression

Despite long-held assumptions, there is still very little evidence to link hypothyroidism and depression, an Australian endocrinologist says.

Dr Vijay Panicker, an endocrinologist at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital in Perth has found that although there is a plethora of studies on the subject, the links between hypothyroidism and depression are still poorly defined.

Reviewing the research into thyroid function and mental health, Dr Panicker and a colleague found that large epidemiological studies