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What Is Dysthymia
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 more: increased or decreased appetite, insomnia or oversleeping, low energy, low view of self, poor concentration, or feelings of hopelessness. It is best treated with a combination ...Read more
Definitions: Dysthymia is a type of mood disorder -- chronic depression lasting for at least 2 years. There are disturbances in appetite, sleep, and energy; low self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, etc. Mood disorders include both depression and mania -- euphoric or irritable mood (bipolar d/o). Adjustment d/o w/anxiety = clinically significant anxiety in response to clear stressor(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, symptoms are not as severe as with major depression. People with dysthymia will often take a negative or discouraging view of themselves, their future, other people, and life events. Problems often seem more difficult to solve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intensity and durati: Dysthymic folk have at least two years of depressed mood most of the day, more days than not and require fewer additional symptoms for diagnosis. Depression is two weeks or more of at least five major symptoms (dysthymia two) with depressed mood or loss of pleasure as one, and cause a significant change in functioning from baseline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysthymia: Dysthymia (dysthymic disorder) is chronic, mild depressed or irritable mood which occurs most days for at least 2 years in adults or at least a year in a child. Associated sxs can include: low energy, hopelessness, low self esteem, ; problems with sleep, appetite, concentration ; decision making. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you had positive results with emsam patch for dysthymia? What other meds would you suggest besides ssris which makes me lethargic? Need desire!
Emsam: Works well for some.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't know if you: Are an adult or a minor. If you are a minor, suggest you tell your mother about some of your symptoms ; ask for help arranging for a psychological or psychiatric evaluation. If you are an adult - share with your mother when you are ready. However, would encourage you to start self- care by having this evaluated and then follow through with treatment. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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