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ea0003s41 | Unconventional Uses of Thyroid Hormones | BES2002

Unconventional uses of thyroid hormones: Psychiatric indications in mood disorder

Whybrow P , Bauer M , Altshuler L

Thyroid hormones have been employed for 3 decades as adjunct treatments in depression and the stabilization of manic depression, especially in women. After a brief historical review, two studies will be presented to highlight this 'drug' use of thyroid hormone.(1) A meta analysis of six studies on the use of thyroid hormone to accelerate antidepressant response. Five studies found T3 to be significantly more effective than placebo, especially in women....