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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of dysthymic disorder. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
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Dr. Julia Frank
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Improve dysthymia
You might look at seligman's book learned optimism, to identify ways of changing your thinking that would improve your baseline moods.
A psychotherapist can also help you with that. Psychologists, social workers, masters' level nurses, licensed professional counselors and pastoral counselors do this as well as psychiatrists.

In brief: Improve dysthymia
You might look at seligman's book learned optimism, to identify ways of changing your thinking that would improve your baseline moods.
A psychotherapist can also help you with that. Psychologists, social workers, masters' level nurses, licensed professional counselors and pastoral counselors do this as well as psychiatrists.
Dr. Julia Frank
Dr. Julia Frank
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Therapy - Meds
It's important to continue paying attention to your physical health.
You will also want to start with a therapist who can help you examine your outlook and approach to life. Medicines may also be of benefit for some of your symptoms.

In brief: Therapy - Meds
It's important to continue paying attention to your physical health.
You will also want to start with a therapist who can help you examine your outlook and approach to life. Medicines may also be of benefit for some of your symptoms.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Keep taking good
Care of yourself! and try developing a really positive outlook on life.
See a therapist who can help you with this.

In brief: Keep taking good
Care of yourself! and try developing a really positive outlook on life.
See a therapist who can help you with this.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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