A recent study has found that anxiety, depression, and memory-problems are not a significant reason to treat subclinical thyroid dysfunction in the elderly (“subclinical” meaning exactly what it sounds like: mild). You can find the results of the study here.

I doubt this will apply to most individuals living with chronic anxiety considering that the vast majority of anxiety sufferers are under the age of 65 (the elderly threshold for this study), but if I’m not mistaken, studies like this usually have implications that extend beyond the reach of the study. We’ll see if anything more comes of it.