Depression in older adults could be linked to an over active thyroid. New research recently accepted by the Endocrine Society Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism shows the new link. Past research supports this new research.
The thyroid, while it does control the body’s metabolism, can also affect moods and brain activity. In the past, data collection indicates that those who have either an over active or under active thyroid were at greater risk of being depressed.
Now researchers have taken it a step further.