Myxedema Madness mimics many psychiatric conditions. Myxedema, is the medical term for hypothyroidism which many of you recognise as being responsible for weight gain, a puffy face, dry skin, fatigue and the dreaded slow metabolism. I've mentioned it in previous posts about low calorie and semi starvation, that the signs and symptoms of mental health and psychiatric conditions are intrinsically linked to your thyroid. Hell, I've even proved it to some of you when I've pointed out obsessions with food, depressive tendencies or anxiety.
Dr. Richard Asher recognised symptoms ranging from minor anxieties, doubts and worries to full-blown panic attacks and psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia linked to hypothyroidism. It typically shows as an initial case of minor depression and is often treated with antidepressants. Women often suffer after giving birth, surely at a time when they are hugely malnourished due to having nourished another human being for 9 months.
Hypothyroidism effects women more (typically they eat lower calorie, lower fat diets), and it tends to show more in women over the age of forty. The emotional issues are often blamed on aging and the rapidly approaching (but totally unnecessary) menopause.
Suffering from emotional issues? Feeling anxious, depressed or just flip at the smallest thing? Check your diet and eat your way to a healthy, happy life.