The topic today, something we see again all the time all the time. If somebody comes in here and tells me I’ve got depression and anxiety and panic attacks. I’m looking to see if they got a path.
I read problem if they haven’t already been diagnosed and that thyroid problem is usually going to be Hashimoto’s, so there’s. A lot of chemistry involved in that depression is a frontal lobe problem, frontal lobe right in here.
This is who we are. This is where we think this is our executive functions. This is where our motivation is. This is where our focus is. This is where we make our decisions and, if it’s, not working well, this is where you make bad decisions.
These are the people who don’t, have a who have a don’t have a filter on their mouth, which, I am told sometimes is me, but but that’s. Frontal lobe frontal lobes, also where your mood is so frontal lobe is I’m happy more serotonin.
I’m motivated more dopamine or I’m sad, more serotonin or I’m depressed, more serotonin, really bad. So so it’s, a chemical issue. Most people come in here. Depression is a chemical issue. You’re, looking for what destroys the chemistry in the brain.
So what do you need to not get depressed? What do you need for your frontal lobe to keep working and not be depressed, proper blood, sugar, too high or too low blood sugar? Who’s? Gon na is going to cause inflammation in your brain, proper oxygen.
You have lack of oxygen going through your frontal lobe. You have anemia something like that. You have blood pressure. All of these things low thyroid the low thyroid aspect of Hashimoto’s. You’re, not going to get enough oxygen there.
You’re, not gonna be able to make dopamine and serotonin, and you’re gonna be down. You’re gonna be depressed, stress, obviously, does it it and and and you need you need – a lack of information. I just mentioned inflammation stress is probably the number one on that one and in blood sugar, so blood sugar, oxygen, essential fatty acids and a lack of inflammation Hashimoto’s, has an affinity for decreasing blood supply to your frontal, lobe and increasing inflammation to Your frontal lobe, without getting into the whole chemistry of that that’s, why she motto is done so if you, so, if you’re, if you’re and you’re like in hypothyroid symptoms, you’re like fatigue, then you’re, tired sigh roids, not working that! Well, everything slowing down you’re, not getting! You’re, not getting a whole lot of of oxygen to your brain.
Remember you need oxygen for for you to have proper, serotonin and be happy okay and and so from that hypothyroid aspect. You’re. Getting that then, when the immune response kicks in it may kick in intermittently or it may be steady across the board.
Then you start getting more hyper function, you start getting more inflammation and that inflammation has an affinity for the frontal lobe and you get inflammation. Your frontal lobe can’t, make dopamine can’t, make serotonin PM egg don & # 39.
T mean that you can’t make serotonin. These are people who, when they come in here, they mark in the box. Thinking of harming myself. Okay, so that’s, one step past depression. But the point is that whole spectrum is is as relative to Hashimoto’s and just to Carrie that’s really, even though it wasn’t the question, but to show how much Hashimoto’s affects mood.
Next thing is, you start getting consistent attacks on your thyroid and you start making way too much thyroid hormone anxiety and then it can just take off and and and contribute to it and not just anxiety, but it can contribute to panic attacks too.
So the pressure and anxiety panic attacks, they’re, all different, different sides of the same coin. So yes, yes, yes, yes, depression and hashimoto & # 39. S can be length. Hashimoto’s can, at the very least, strongly contribute or be contributing to your depression.