Dysthymic Disorder Symptoms And Treatment

What Is Dysthymic Disorder?

Someone with a dysthymic disorder feels somber, like someone with depression. But there are two important differences:
  1. In people with dysthymic disorder is the gloom less strong.
  2. In people with dysthymic disorder is the gloom chronic. That means that the gloom there almost always is: he takes longer than two years and can easily come back.
People with dysthymic disorder can sometimes feel anything better. Common is that by a form of distraction. But that usually takes only short, and at the most two months. Then the gloom back again.

Dysthymic Disorder Symptoms

In addition to the dark mood people with dysthymia have two or more of these symptoms:
  1. little or much food;
  2. little or lots of sleep;
  3. fatigue;
  4. little self-esteem;
  5. poor concentration; difficult may decide;
  6. feelings of hopelessness.
People with dysthymic disorder often do not know that they have a mental illness. Also doctors recognize the disease is not anytime soon. This is because the disorder is not so violently and because he always is.
People with this disorder often lonely. They have also struggled to maintain contacts with others.
Other names for the dysthymic disorder are chronic depression.

 Someone with a dysthymic disorder feels somber Dysthymic Disorder Symptoms And Treatment

Dysthymic Disorder Treatment

A dysthymic disorder is difficult to treat. At about half the people helps treat, but that treatment will take two to five years. Especially in people with dysthymia is difficult about a childhood trauma.

It seems that antidepressants help better than psychotherapy. Even better is if you both do: antidepressants use and psychotherapy.

It is not yet clear what existing only psychotherapy works best at dysthymia. It seems that psychoanalysis or schedule therapy can help. But it's good to also see which psychotherapy you want follow.

Research shows that a new kind of therapy works well. The therapy is called CBASP: cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy. It is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and dynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapists are now getting pelatihan in this therapy. The therapy will in more and more places to follow.

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