Child psychosis due to hypothyroidism

Smith, A. L.; Beattie, R. M.
October 1998
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Oct1998, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p537
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of hypothyroidism with acute psychosis in a 12-year old Asian boy. The boy showed a history of altered behavior. He was treated with thyroid hormone replacement therapy. The boy showed improvement with the treatment. It is suggested that clinicians should consider thyroid function testing to treat children with acute psychotic disorder.


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