Overview

Dysthymia is chronic depression with recurring symptoms of sadness and hopelessness lasting for several years. It is not characterized by acute depressive episodes but by an ongoing depressed feeling. Dysthymia is most common in women and is belie[read article]

Tests for Dysthymia

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Psychological Assessment
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Psychologic Evaluation and Testing
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Beck Depression Inventory
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Psychological Analysis
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Whether you're going to see your doctor for a routine checkup or are admitted to the hospital, your doctor needs information about how your body is functioning...  More
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Medical Procedures for Dysthymia

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Dysthymia

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FLUOXETINE (floo OX e teen) belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It helps to treat mood problems such as depression...  More
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SERTRALINE (SER tra leen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-trauma stress, premenstrual ...  More
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PAROXETINE (pa ROX e teen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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VENLAFAXINE (VEN la fax een) is used to treat depression, anxiety and panic disorder.  More
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IMIPRAMINE (im IP ra meen) is used to treat depression. This medicine can also help children who have a nighttime bed wetting problem.  More
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FLUVOXAMINE (floo VOX a meen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.  More
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ESCITALOPRAM (es sye TAL oh pram) is used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DULOXETINE (doo LOX e teen) is an antidepressant. It is used to treat depression. It is also used to treat pain caused by complications of diabetes or pain caused b...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Dysthymia

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Self Care for Dysthymia

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Adequate Sleep
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A balanced diet is one that gives your body the nutrition it needs to function properly. In order to get truly balanced nutrition, you should obtain the majority of...  More
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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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