Hyperthyroidism linked to poor mental health in kids

Suicidality five times more prevalent than in those without the condition, according to largest study to date

Children with hyperthyroidism have a higher prevalence of mental health issues including ADHD, adjustment disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression and suicidality, according to a new study.

teenaged schoolchildren

US researchers determined the prevalence of hyperthyroidism and various mental health conditions using data from 1894 girls and 585 boys military families, aged 10-18, all with hyperthyroidism.

Compared with children from the database without hyperthyroidism, the prevalence ratios of mental illnesses in those with