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What is most effective treatment for dysthymia?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy to explore and resolve related issues, and strengthen coping skills.

In brief: Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy to explore and resolve related issues, and strengthen coping skills.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Therapy?
Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as dysthymia is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

In brief: Therapy?
Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as dysthymia is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Well, first off.
Treatment is only effective if the individual is really motivated to change and willing to commit to it.
Unfortunately, most people I have treated w dysthymia cling to their depression like a member of nra clings to their weapon (that analogy means - they are very resistant to let it go). If a person is really willing work toward health then cognitive behavioral therapy can work. Take care.

In brief: Well, first off.
Treatment is only effective if the individual is really motivated to change and willing to commit to it.
Unfortunately, most people I have treated w dysthymia cling to their depression like a member of nra clings to their weapon (that analogy means - they are very resistant to let it go). If a person is really willing work toward health then cognitive behavioral therapy can work. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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