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
Reuters Health
teenaged schoolchildren

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.

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.