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My brother has developed dysthymic disorder. What is it exactly?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: A depression

As the field of psychiatry has classified the differing difficulties, there has been at least 4 successive publications by the american psychiatric association.
In earlier editions the term ''dysthymia'' was used for what currently is termed ''depression''. As there is a wide range of cause(s) and treatments, an expert evaluation is in order.

In brief: A depression

As the field of psychiatry has classified the differing difficulties, there has been at least 4 successive publications by the american psychiatric association.
In earlier editions the term ''dysthymia'' was used for what currently is termed ''depression''. As there is a wide range of cause(s) and treatments, an expert evaluation is in order.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Dysthymia disorder

Is a chronic mood disorder that involves at least 2 years (1 year in children or adolescents) of feeling depressed more days than not without the development of a major depressive episode.
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In brief: Dysthymia disorder

Is a chronic mood disorder that involves at least 2 years (1 year in children or adolescents) of feeling depressed more days than not without the development of a major depressive episode.
The best news is there is help out there!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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