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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2014, Article ID 972348, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/972348
Case Report

Psychiatric Symptoms due to Thyroid Disease in a Female Adolescent

1Department of Psychiatry, “Dr. José Eleuterio González” University Hospital, UANL, Avenida Francisco I. Madero and Avenida Gonzalitos, Mitras Centro, 64460 Monterrey, NL, Mexico
2Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Institut Clínic de Neurociencies, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, CIBERSAM, Barcelona, Spain

Received 27 July 2014; Revised 5 October 2014; Accepted 9 October 2014; Published 4 November 2014

Academic Editor: Masashi Demura

Copyright © 2014 Nelly Capetillo-Ventura and Inmaculada Baeza. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis is involved in the production of thyroid hormone which is needed to maintain the normal functioning of various organs and systems, including the central nervous system. This study reports a case of hypothyroidism in a fifteen-year-old female adolescent who was attended for psychiatric symptoms. This case reveals the importance of evaluating thyroid function in children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric symptoms.