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Is it possible to have dysthymia along with depression?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

Agree w dr. Liebowitz.
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. Major depressive episodes which are more severe can overlie the dysthymia.

In brief: Not uncommon

Agree w dr. Liebowitz.
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. Major depressive episodes which are more severe can overlie the dysthymia.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Double depression

This has been called double depression with long standing low level depression with episodes of more severe major depression.
This may be more difficult to treat. Medications are usually necessary and relapse frequent if meds are stopped. Therapy helps deal with the consequences of long term depression.

In brief: Double depression

This has been called double depression with long standing low level depression with episodes of more severe major depression.
This may be more difficult to treat. Medications are usually necessary and relapse frequent if meds are stopped. Therapy helps deal with the consequences of long term depression.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: It is depression

Dysthymia is one of two types of depression as a general rule, (the other being major depression).
One is essentially the same as the other.

In brief: It is depression

Dysthymia is one of two types of depression as a general rule, (the other being major depression).
One is essentially the same as the other.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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