Decreased thyroid function in Korean women with bipolar disorder receiving valproic acid

Young Min Park, Seung Gul Kang, Bun Hee Lee, Heon-Jeong Lee

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Abstract

We report here two adult female patients with bipolar disorder who developed abnormal thyroid function after short-or long-term administration of valproic acid (VPA). The first patient developed sick euthyroid syndrome (relative to her pretreatment thyroid levels) after only 2 months of treatment with VPA and quetiapine. The second patient, who had no pretreatment medical history including thyroid disease, developed hypothyroidism after several years of treatment with VPA and quetiapine.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sick euthyroid syndrome
  • Thyroid function
  • Valproic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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