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What is Dysthymia?

What is Dysthymia?

Dysthymia is a milder but also more chronic form of depressive disorder than the better known major depression ...more »

  • Dysthymia: Mild form of depression.
  • Dysthymia: mild chronic depression; "I thought she had just been in a bad mood for thirty years, but the doctor called it dysthymia".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Dysthymia: Introduction

Types of Dysthymia:

Broader types of Dysthymia:

How many people get Dysthymia?

Prevalance of Dysthymia: about 10.9 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.6% adults (USSG)
Prevalance Rate of Dysthymia: approx 1 in 24 or 4.01% or 10.9 million people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Dysthymia: 3-6% of adults will get dysthymia during their lifetime in Canada (Health Canada)

Who gets Dysthymia?

Gender Profile for Dysthymia: 2 to 3 times more common in women in Canada (National Population Health Survey, Health Canada)

How serious is Dysthymia?

Complications of Dysthymia: see complications of Dysthymia

What causes Dysthymia?

Causes of Dysthymia: see causes of Dysthymia

What are the symptoms of Dysthymia?

Symptoms of Dysthymia: see symptoms of Dysthymia

Complications of Dysthymia: see complications of Dysthymia

Dysthymia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dysthymia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dysthymia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Dysthymia: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Dysthymia.
Treatments for Dysthymia: see treatments for Dysthymia
Research for Dysthymia: see research for Dysthymia

Organs Affected by Dysthymia:

Organs and body systems related to Dysthymia include:

Name and Aliases of Dysthymia

Main name of condition: Dysthymia

Class of Condition for Dysthymia: behavior

Other names or spellings for Dysthymia:

dysthymic disorder

Dysthymic depression
Source - WordNet 2.1

Dysthymia: Related Conditions

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