Graves’ disease after the onset of panic disorder

Sunao Matsubayashi, Hajime Tamai, Yoshiaki Malsumoto, Kei Ichi Tamagawa, Toshio Mukuta, Tetsuya Morita, Chiharu Kubo

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Background: It is still unknown whether anxiety disorders observed in Graves’ disease are a consequence of increased thyroid hormone levels or precede the onset of Graves’ disease. Methods: Two case reports are described. Results: In 2 patients Graves’ disease occurred in the setting of previously established euthyroid panic disorder. The interval between the onset of panic disorder and that of hyperthyroidism was 4 and 5 years, respectively. Antithyroid drug treatment reduced psychiatric symptoms, but only to a partial degree. Conclusion: The findings indicate that panic disorder may not only be a consequence of Graves’ disease but may precede its onset and potentially predispose to its development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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