4 doctors weighed in:
Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: I doubt that
The diagnosis of dysthymia would qualify you to receive disability.
The reason is that while dysthymia can really impact your quality of life - it should not prevent you from basic functioning. Disability is based on impairment not degree of sadness or dissatisfaction with oneself or their life.

In brief: I doubt that
The diagnosis of dysthymia would qualify you to receive disability.
The reason is that while dysthymia can really impact your quality of life - it should not prevent you from basic functioning. Disability is based on impairment not degree of sadness or dissatisfaction with oneself or their life.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 matter how depressed you are disability is not that easy to get.

In brief: 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 matter how depressed you are disability is not that easy to get.
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
Thank
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