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Dysthymia

Dysthymia Introduction: Our life is full of hustle and bustle and often it has more resemblance to a rat race than to a bed of roses. When problems seem to be endless and one continuously has to combat them and be under relentless and constant pressure, he may develop symptoms of what is generally called and known as ‘depression’. Depression can be found among people of any age (whether children, adults or elderly people) and walk of life but symptoms are rather similar. Depressive disorders...

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Dysthymia and the Elderly

Dysthymia and Elderly Jacob Wenger Dysthymia is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), as “semichronic, smoldering mood disorder with ongoing waxing and waning symptoms. Symptoms must be present for at least two years in adults and for at least one year in children and adolescents.” (Sansone & Sansone, 2009, p. 14) The disorder is further characterized as requiring symptoms lasting two years in adults and one year...

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Dysthymic Disorder

Dysthymic disorder also known as Neurotic depression is a depressive mood disorder. It usually is current and happens every day or two years. Dysthymia is more common among African Americans and Mexican Americans than among Caucasians. Womaen are twice as likely to suffer from this depreesive mood disorder than males. Women are diagnosed with dysthymic disorder at two to three times the rate as men. The cause of this may be the hormonal fluctuation from the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause...

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Mood Disorders

consultation concerning her suicidal attempt due to dysthymia. American Heritage Dictionary defines that dysthymia is a chronic disturbance of mood lasting at least two years in adults or one year in children, characterized by recurrent periods of mild depression and such symptoms. Although the symptoms of dysthymia may be less intense than those of depression, dysthymia can actually affect the client’s life more seriously because it lasts so long. With dysthymia, he or she may lose interest in normal daily...

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depression

let’s consider different types of depression, the causes, and some solutions to this problem of teenage depression. Depression can be very common for teenagers. There are many different types, such as major depression or clinical depression, dysthymia, adjustment disorder with depressed mood, and seasonal affective disorder. Those are only a few examples though. There are over 200 different types of depression, but the ones above are most likely to occur in teens today. Sadness lasting longer...

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Depression: Major Depressive Disorder and Major Life Changes

depressions and it’s different for each person that experiences them. Major depression, also known as clinical depression, and chronic depression, also known as dysthymia, are the most common types. But there are also other types of depression with unique signs, symptoms, and treatment. This research paper discusses major depression and dysthymia but mentions the various other forms of depressions. Major depression has many names that it can be referenced by: unipolar disorder, major depressive disorder...

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Types of Depression

anti-depressants are usually the best way to cure this type of depression. The second type of depression is called Dysthymia or Dysthymic Disorder. It is a clinical diagnosis of moderate, persistent depression. Sufferers do not routinely experience the extremes of major depression and does not inhibit normal activities, but the duration can be much longer. The depressions experienced in dysthymia sufferers tend appear almost as a personality trait --they tend to be self-critical and negative, with low self-esteem...

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Psychological Disorder Analysis: Dysthymic Disorder

appetite disturbances, and low self-esteem are usually linked symptoms too. Symptoms are similar to depression but dysthymia can have a bigger affect in one’s life because it last so long. Normal functioning can be impaired because the lack of motivation caused by dysthymia can make one feel hopeless, unproductive, or feelings of low self-image. Many assume those who suffer from dysthymia can be over critical, constantly complaining and inept of having a good time. First sign of symptoms are usually...

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Dysthymic Disorder

names. The DSM-III replaced the term "neurotic depression" with dysthymic disorder--which literally means ‘ill-humored'-and it was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 1980  Dysthymic disorder, also called dysthymia, is a type of depression involving long-term chronic symptoms that do not disable an individual, but keep them from functional at full steam or from feeling good.  Despite the long-term nature of this type of depression, psychotherapy is...

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Depression, Types and Causes

through can cause this form of depression. With major depression, you may have symptoms that make it difficult to work, sleep, and even enjoying your friends’ and families’ company. Chronic depression also known as dysthymia is not a very severe form of depression. Dysthymia is also another very common form of depression. This type of depression presents 3 itself as a basic unhappy feeling. People with this type are still able to function and do their daily task. ...

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