"Dysthymia" Essays and Research Papers

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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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  • Dysthymia Research Papers

    mental issue that is a typical cause among individuals everywhere throughout the world. There are diverse sorts of mental disorder‚ however‚ the significant ones are bipolar disorder and dysthymia. Dysthymia can happen to anyone of all ages. I was shocked to hear about my aunt Lola‚ who was diagnosed with dysthymia at the age of 30. This was just a year after her wedding. It was awful to hear about her disorder‚ partly because she was expecting a baby‚ but she had a miscarriage instead. Not only did

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  • Types of Depression: Dysthymia, Atypical Depression, and Catatonic Depression

    negative effect on a person’s thoughts‚ behavior‚ feelings‚ world view and physical well-being." Depression is caused by many varying factors‚ and has many different diagnoses as well. My report will revolve around 3 types of of depression. Dysthymia‚ which is a chronic different mood disturbance where a person reports a low mood almost daily over a span of at least 2 years. Atypical depression‚ which is characterized by mood reactivity and positivity‚ significant weight gain and or increased

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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    both if the features of MDD and dysthymic disorder are present? • Major depression tends to be more episodic whereas‚ by definition‚ dysthymia reflects chronic‚ less severe depressive symptoms. If a person’s MDD follows a longstanding dysthymic disorder‚ which is often referred to as “double depression.”Then‚ it is appropriate to diagnose with both MDD and dysthymia disorder. 3. In addition to the psychosocial intervention described in the treatment of Liona‚ medications are another widely used

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  • Types of Depression

    Types of Depression Depression is now considered as the most common mental illness. As of September 20‚ 2012‚ the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that about 9 percent of Americans are experiencing depression and 90 percent of suicidal reports are commonly caused by depression. The brain has a certain chemicals that work to keep your moods balanced. When your brain is not generating enough of these chemicals‚ there’s a tendency for you to become depressed. Depression is commonly referred

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