Older adults who suffer from hypothyroidism are at increased risk of developing dementia. The risk is even higher in those who require thyroid hormone replacement therapy to treat their condition.
Exposure to a complex mixture of endocrine-disrupting chemicals during pregnancy impacts brain development and language acquisition in children.
Hyperthyroidism causes the amygdala and hippocampus to shrink when hormone levels are high, but when hormone levels subside, symptoms reduce and the brain areas resume their normal size.
Those who suffer from autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland are at increased risk of developing anxiety. Those with anxiety associated with thyroid gland inflammation can reduce symptoms by taking ibuprofen. Findings suggest thyroid function may play a key role in anxiety. Researchers say thyroid inflammation should be investigated as an underlying factor in certain mental health disorders, including anxiety.
New insight into brain development in fruit flies may also shed light on maternal hypothyroidism in humans, researchers say.
Researchers look at the potentially negative role exposure to some common chemicals can have on brain development and IQ.
Researchers report on the importance of thyroid hormones in the development of the cerebellum.
A new study reports short term sleep deprivation in the context of 24 hour shifts can lead to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate.
Study reveals a link between low levels of a thyroid hormone during pregnancy and schizophrenia in the offspring.
Researchers report PCBs can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women and affect fetal brain development.