A Doc' Familiar w/BP & Thyroid?
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Q:  A Doc' Familiar w/BP & Thyroid?


My wife and I had read some articles about the possible connection between BP and thyroid. We live in nj/ny metro area. My wife was wondering if you knew of a doctor that is in this area that is familiar with this possible connection.

There are thyroid problems in her family history.



Dear Kurt -- 
Good you have your ears out for that connection, it's emerging as a more and more of a part of this syndrome, at least for some people, and her family history is indeed relevant in that respect.  I don't know of particular doc's following this lead except for two big research centers looking at it (Pittsburgh and UCLA), so can't help you there.  You could look for all the doc's in your area who are bipolar disorder specialists using the
Harvard database, then call 'em and ask if you could have a consultation (and in the process, whether they're aware of some of the data on thyroid and bipolar disorder; the link is my essay on that in case you haven't come across it yet). 

Dr. Phelps


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