Rate of hypothyroidism higher in adults after schizophrenia diagnosis

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Sumary of Rate of hypothyroidism higher in adults after schizophrenia diagnosis:

  • Adobe Stock In a study published in Psychiatry Research, Meyerovitch and colleagues conducted a retrospective study of 1,252 adults with schizophrenia who were aged 18 to 64 years at diagnosis, and 3,576 controls selected from the Clalit Health Services database in Israel from 2002 to 2015..
  • Demographics, height, weight, chronic medical diagnoses, laboratory data and annual drug prescriptions issued were recorded..
  • All participants in the schizophrenia group had a diagnosis in their electronic health records, and individuals were considered to have hypothyroidism if there was a diagnosis in their health records or if they had at least two annual replacement prescriptions for levothyroxine….

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