dysthymic disorder


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dysthymic disorder

n
(Psychiatry) a psychiatric disorder characterized by generalized depression that lasts for at least a year
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Three disorders were associated with a significantly lower rate of BPD: adjustment disorder, dysthymic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Depression is divided into three categories: major, dysthymic disorder, and minor.
Five percent of those 9 to 17 years of age meet the criteria for major depressive disorder and 3 percent of adolescents have dysthymic disorder with the incidence of depressive disorders markedly increases after puberty (Bhatia & Bhatia, 2007).
The statistics about depression clearly identify it as a major public health problem as about 6% of the population meets the criterion for major depressive or dysthymic disorder at any time3.
Q My sister, who is 52 years old, has been diagnosed with a condition called dysthymic disorder and is seeing a psychiatrist.
It does not cover lifetime prevalence of generalised anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder or adjustment disorder and thus it might underestimate the lifetime prevalence of overall psychiatric morbidity.
The study inclusion criteria were age between 18 and 60 years, voluntary participation, being literate, and having been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder or depressive disorder not defined otherwise during an interview based on Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV axis I disorders (SCID-I).
Eighty elderly patients (mean age, 72 years) with dysthymic disorder were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, acetyl-L-carnitine at a dose of 1 g 3 times per day or 20 mg per day of fluoxetine (a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor) for 6 weeks.
Only two diagnostic categories of depressive disorders were included: those with Major Depressive Disorder without psychotic features (Minimum of 2 weeks of depressed mood) and Dysthymic Disorder (Minimum of 2 years of depressed mood), whereas as patients with Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified were excluded.
3 About twice as many females as males meet the criteria for major depressive disorder or dysthymic disorder at some time in their lives.
N Diagnosed (N=140) Occupational Problems 25 18% Adjustment Disorder with Depressed 8 6% with Anxiety 3 2% with Anxiety and Depressed Mood 4 3% Unspecified 9 6% PTSD 18 13% Partner Relational Problems 15 11% Depressive Disorder, NOS 10 7% Major Depressive Disorder 1 <1% Dysthymic Disorder 1 <1% No Diagnosis 11 8% Combat/Operational Stress ([dagger]) 9 6% Anxiety Disorder, NOS 9 6% Primary Insomnia 8 6% Relational Problems 2 1% Life Circumstances Problems 2 1% Intermittent Explosive Disorder 1 <1% Social Phobia 1 <1% Missing Data 3 2% * Criteria: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV-TR (DSM-IV-TR) ([dagger]) Not listed in DSM-IV-TR.
He reported being diagnosed with dysthymic disorder years ago; he came to counseling because this promotion is causing heightened stress, worry, fear, and feelings of depression.