Postpartum Thyroid Measures and Mood
Women with abnormal serum thyroid antibody levels or abnormal TSH and/or T4 values are more likely than their normal counterparts to have higher scores on a common postpartum depression screening test.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Postpartum Thyroid Measures and Mood|
- Numerical score on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale [ Time Frame: seven weeks ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2001|
This small pilot study was an attempt to corroborate a relationship between quantified mood and thyroid measures, using the numerical scores obtained from a common depression screen, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), as a continuum. Mood scores were compared with presence of thyroid autoantibodies and plasma concentrations of free T4 and TSH.
|United States, Oklahoma|
|Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Houston Park Obstetrics Clinic|
|Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74107|
|Study Director:||Gary H. Watson, PhD||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus|