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What is dysthermia

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Dysthymia? Maybe?: Dysthymia is a chronic, milder mood disturbance in which a person reports a low mood almost daily over a span of at least two years. The symptoms are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sadness: People with dysthymia are unhappy all the time without having a major depressive disorder. It is kind of a pervasive sadness.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Dysthymia is often looked at as mild chronic depression. The symptoms are milder, but may last longer.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dysthymia: Chronic depression with less severe but longer lasting symptoms than major depression. It persists for at least 2 years. It shows anhedonia, low drive ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Most definitely: That would not be at all unusual.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below...: Dysthymia is a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low, dark, or sad on most days for at least 2 years. However, sympto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depressed: No, probably most of us suffer from dysthymia, if it gets into severe depression untreatable with available meds then that is different but i think no ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Dysthymia is a : Mild but chronic form of depression which can interfere with daily functioning and reduces enjoyment in life.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin ORourke
9 years experience Clinical Psychology
Low grade depression: Dysthymia can be thought of as a low-grade, chronic depression. A diagnosis is made when a person has two of the following symptoms for 2 years or mo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Missid Ghanem
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: Treatment for dysthymia includes antidepressant drug therapy, along with some type of talk therapy.

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