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Thyroid Issues, Anxiety, Depression and More

Anxiety, Depression and Thyroid Disorders

As someone who treats kids and adolescents with depression and anxiety...I always request that the parents take their child to have their thyroid levels checked at the beginning of treatment. This is because there is a strong connection between thyroid disorders and depression/anxiety.

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Basic Biology/Rock You Like a Hurricane

Our adrenals, thyroid and gut and brain are linked together and create an internal symphony, if you will, that's either mellow and relaxed or rocks us like a hurricane. The adrenal glands are part of the sympathetic nervous system and their job is to secrete such hormones as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones play a part in regulating our stress response...or causing BIG issues when things get "out of whack". The adrenals are what become impacted when we are under a lot of stress. Our body responds...and we end up feeling depressed, anxious or panicked. (…

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