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Emotional/Psychological Effects – Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)

key information

source: TED Impact

year: N/A

summary/abstract:

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is associated with significant psychological and emotional effects:

• Mild symptoms of TED are often misdiagnosed and can lead to significant delays in treatment of TED2

• Symptoms of TED extend beyond functional issues, and the psychosocial impact associated with the disease can affect many aspects of patient well-being

• TED can negatively impact employment, relationships, and self-confidence, frequently leading patients to withdraw from social interaction

• 63% of Patients with TED experience psychosocial distress due to TED

• 52% of Patients with TED experience a loss of self-confidence due to changes in appearance

• 42% of Patients with TED experience anxiety and/or depression