Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
The thyroid hormone, produced by the thyroid gland at the lower front of the neck, regulates how our body uses energy. Surprisingly, it can also affect our mood.
For instance, when you have too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism), it may result in symptoms like irritability, anxiety, and nervousness.
On the other hand, decreased thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) may result in symptoms such as mild to severe fatigue and depression.
Even though testosterone is a “male hormone,” women produce it in small amounts. According to reports, a significant decrease in this hormone can lead to:
However, please note that high testosterone levels may indicate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which also triggers fatigue, anxiety, and emotional stress.
We cannot talk about the common hormonal imbalance effects on mood without mentioning cortisol.
High levels of cortisol, the stress hormone that the adrenal glands produce, can lead to anxiety, irritability, and depression. Please note that moodiness is also a symptom of having too little cortisol.