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Behavioral Dysfunction in Thyroid Disease

Behavioral Dysfunction in Thyroid Disease Abstract To the Editor. —We read with interest the report by Rockey and Griep entitled "Behavioral Dysfunction in Hyperthyroidism: Improvement With Treatment," in the September 1980 Archives (140:1194-1197). We in the Endocrine Disease Section also have been working on a similar subject-the behavioral aspects of thyroid diseases—at the psychologic laboratory of the Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey.In our studies, we used a large battery of psychologic tests that measured the following: reaction time, motor coordination, simple learning and problem solving, visual illusions, perceptual span, intelligence, organicity (Bender Gestalt test, Memory for Design test, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), and the psychosomatic and neuropsychiatric tendencies of a subject (Cornell index). These studies also included patients with simple goiter and various uninodular goiter disorders as well as the hyperthyroid patients in our experimental groups (N = 119). We compared the performances of the groups with References 1. Artunkal S, Togrol B: Psychological studies in hyperthyroidism , in Brain-Thyroid Relationships , No. 18, Ciba Foundation Study Group series. London, J & A Churchill Ltd, 1964, p 92. 2. Artunkal S, Urgancioǧlu I, Togrol B: Behavioral pattern of thyrotoxic and simple goitrous patients. Isr J Med Sci 1974;10:213-218. 3. Urgancioǧlu I, Togrol B: Psychological aspects of thyroid diseases , in Koptagel-Ilal G (ed): The 13th European Conference of Psychosomatic Research , Istanbul, Turkey, Bozak Printing Co, 1981, pp 551-557. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Behavioral Dysfunction in Thyroid Disease

Behavioral Dysfunction in Thyroid Disease

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —We read with interest the report by Rockey and Griep entitled "Behavioral Dysfunction in Hyperthyroidism: Improvement With Treatment," in the September 1980 Archives (140:1194-1197). We in the Endocrine Disease Section also have been working on a similar subject-the behavioral aspects of thyroid diseases—at the psychologic laboratory of the Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey.In our studies, we...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1982.00340160225046
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —We read with interest the report by Rockey and Griep entitled "Behavioral Dysfunction in Hyperthyroidism: Improvement With Treatment," in the September 1980 Archives (140:1194-1197). We in the Endocrine Disease Section also have been working on a similar subject-the behavioral aspects of thyroid diseases—at the psychologic laboratory of the Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey.In our studies, we used a large battery of psychologic tests that measured the following: reaction time, motor coordination, simple learning and problem solving, visual illusions, perceptual span, intelligence, organicity (Bender Gestalt test, Memory for Design test, and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory), and the psychosomatic and neuropsychiatric tendencies of a subject (Cornell index). These studies also included patients with simple goiter and various uninodular goiter disorders as well as the hyperthyroid patients in our experimental groups (N = 119). We compared the performances of the groups with References 1. Artunkal S, Togrol B: Psychological studies in hyperthyroidism , in Brain-Thyroid Relationships , No. 18, Ciba Foundation Study Group series. London, J & A Churchill Ltd, 1964, p 92. 2. Artunkal S, Urgancioǧlu I, Togrol B: Behavioral pattern of thyrotoxic and simple goitrous patients. Isr J Med Sci 1974;10:213-218. 3. Urgancioǧlu I, Togrol B: Psychological aspects of thyroid diseases , in Koptagel-Ilal G (ed): The 13th European Conference of Psychosomatic Research , Istanbul, Turkey, Bozak Printing Co, 1981, pp 551-557.

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1982

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