A Focused Thyroid Assessment of a Young Female

How would you provide a focused thyroid assessment?

Chantal, a 32-year-old female, comes into your office with complaints of “feeling tired” and “hair falling out.” She has gained 30 pounds in the last year but notes a markedly decreased appetite. On ROS, she reports not sleeping well and feeling cold all the time. She is still able to enjoy her hobbies and does not believe that she is depressed. Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for this case. List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis and justify why you selected each.