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Link: Antithyroid antibody-linked symptoms in borderline personality disorder

Circulating thyroid autoantibodies are more prevalent in patients with mood disorders than in the general population, but longitudinal clinical data that establish a relationship between thyroid antibody status and the course of any psychiatric syndrome have been lacking. In addition, scant attention has been paid to thyroid hormones and autoimmunity in borderline personality disorder (BPD). We report a case of a patient with classic BPD whose fluctuating mood and, especially, psychotic symptoms—rated using a double-blind method—were directly linked to antithyroglobulin antibody titers serially determined over an inpatient period of 275 d.

The abstract and first page can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1385/ENDO:21:2:153.

Copyright © Endocrine July 2003 | Authors Dr. Thomas D. Geracioti Jr., Mitchel A. Kling, Robert M. Post, Philip W. Gold

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