Lisa, an undergraduate student who was considering law school, began experiencing cognitive impairments and many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. When she first came to me, her mental dysfunctions had grown more debilitating, and she was no longer considering law school because of the symptoms she was experiencing. “I had lost the ability to concentrate. I would ask a question and forget the answer immediately, and I would have to ask again. It was humiliating. I would think of one thing and then another, and I couldn’t stay focused long enough to think either thing through. I tried to hide my memory loss so no one would know how bad it was, but it had gotten to the point where I couldn’t hide it any longer. I would become easily confused. I was even afraid to drive, because I would suddenly get disoriented.”
Regardless of its severity, hypothyroidism often causes cognitive problems such as poor memory, difficulties processing information, and lack of focus. Such mental fog generates a vicious cycle of low self-esteem and increased anxiety.
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