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What are the tests for dysthymic disorder?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Clinical Diagnosis

There are no laboratory tests for dysthymic disorder.
The diagnosis is made on the basis of specific symptoms related to diminished functioning and poor mood over a long time (2 years or more). Symptoms are similar to those for major depression but fewer and possibly less severe.

In brief: Clinical Diagnosis

There are no laboratory tests for dysthymic disorder.
The diagnosis is made on the basis of specific symptoms related to diminished functioning and poor mood over a long time (2 years or more). Symptoms are similar to those for major depression but fewer and possibly less severe.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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