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Overt, subclinical thyroid dysfunction and thyroid peroxidase antibody and their association with psychiatric disorders at baseline and after 4 years of follow-up of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brazil)

Grant number: 16/21937-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Paulo Andrade Lotufo
Grantee:Ana Carolina de Moraes Fontes Varella
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/17213-2 - Incidence of thyroid subclinical and overt thyroid disorders in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health, AP.TEM


Studies suggest that there is a relationship between thyroid dysfunction and psychiatric disorders. Forman-Hoffman et al., with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, demonstrated that low levels of TSH and free T4 were associated with depression in men and the levels of free T4 in women (Forman-Hoffman et al., 2006)... (AU)

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VARELLA, Ana Carolina de Moraes Fontes. Thyroid dysfunction at baseline and incident depression after the four-year- follow-up of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). 2020. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina (FM/SBD) São Paulo.

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