Jan Fawcett, MD
Hypoactive thyroid can lead to depression which becomes sever in some cases and even might lead to suicidal thoughts, a serious matter need to be ruled out!
Thyroid helps with metabolism and energy regulation and once affected with a disease it leavs the body in a state of hypo activity and retardation.
Somatic symptoms of hypothyroidism is quit similar to somatic symptoms of depression which include change in level of energy, appetite, and sleep patterns. However, depression can be identified in presence of sadness or lack of interest.
So, poor thyroid function can lead to depressive like symptoms and depression. The later need treatment with medication in parallel with the treatment of underlying medical condition.
Disclaimer: The previous is not intended to treat patient but to help with increasing public’s medical knowledge.
Good luck. It's pretty common and easy to treat. If those others are nl, it may be more like Hashimoto's disease...not as bad as it sounds, same treatment.