Psychiatric morbidity in endocrine disorders

G. R. Geffken, H. E. Ward, J. P. Staab, S. L.K. Carmichael, D. L. Evans

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Psychiatric disturbances are frequently observed during the course of endocrine disorders. This article discusses the history, current knowledge, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric morbidity in endocrine disorders. The primary focus is on biologic links between psychiatric symptoms and endocrine dysfunction. Psychiatric disorders associated with abnormalities of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, and gonads are discussed as well as the chronic illness of diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-489
Number of pages17
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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