Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the production of thyroid hormones is inadequate. In addition to various physical manifestations, patients who suffer from hypothyroidism may also present with psychological problems, as described in previous studies.
Herein, the reports of 2 patients who suffered from hypothyroidism and experienced improvement in their psychological symptoms after levothyroxine therapy are presented. The patients referred with depressive mood with psychotic features and psychomotor retardation. Treatment simultaneously with psychopharmacotherapy and hormone therapy was considered.
Although hypothyroidism and depressive disorders are separate issues, hypothyroidism can induce depression and psychosis, and psychopharmacotherapy plus hormone therapy can be effective and boost treatment.