I have a referal to the national psychosis unit soon re thyroid psychosis. So for beforehand i did a freedom of information request to the hospital that treated me because i wanted to know the prevelance of serious psychotic ill mental health and thyroid cancer. (I missed psychotic depression sadly (thank brain fog for that!))
Just so you know. The prevelance of schitzophrenia and bipolar is roughly the same at around %1 to %2 of the population depending on where you read... so out of total cancer patients around 400 you'd expect around 6, and of each..... however there were none for bipolar and only 3 for schitzophrenia.
For schitzoaffective disorder prevelance is around %1of the general population so obviously you'd expect around 4 people. However There were none.
I know this is a small sample but it suggests to me that thyroid cancer patients arnt getting diagnosed and treated propperly with these 3 illness'. (And thyroid is maybe being blamed) . Its also usually said that people with the conditions mentioned sometimes don't get physical health diagnosis' because of lesser being able to look after ones self. Sometimes. The data could also suggest that thyroid cancer wards off the 3 illness' too!!! As I say it's a small sample.
Any thoughts anyone?
I'm now wondering who will request one for prevelance of thyroid cancer and pre existing depression. And maybe even graves or hashimotos and depression, and personality disorder!