- I screen for thyroid autoantibodies in every patient because misfiring of the immune system has consequences for wellness and particularly for mood and anxiety.
- Women testing positive for thyroid autoantibodies in pregnancy were more likely to develop symptoms of depression, anger, and mood disturbance postpartum.
- Ask your doctor to screen you for baseline antibodies before pregnancy, in the third trimester, and postpartum to assess for this underlying contributor to mood problems. Read my thyroid post for tips!
Read the abstract on how thyroid autoantibodies affect postpartum mood.