Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body, such as the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and pancreas. These glands produce hormones that are sent into the bloodstream to various tissues in the body. These hormones send signals to the tissue telling them what they are supposed to do for the body. If your hormone levels are too high or too low, diseases develop that can affect growth and development, metabolism, sexual function, and mood. Endocrine diseases and disorders also occur if your body does not respond to hormones the way it is supposed to.
Psychiatric Issues and the Endocrine System
Psychiatric symptoms and syndromes are common in patients with endocrine disorders including: