dysthymic disorder


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dysthymic disorder

[dis¦thī·mik dis′ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
Mild chronic depression that often results in impairment of social functioning, family relations, and work performance.
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L-Acetylcarnitine in dysthymic disorder in elderly patients: a double-blind, multicenter, controlled randomized study vs.
Akiskal, who is also editor in chief of the Journal of Affective Disorders, noted that dysthymic disorder shares many similarities to major depressive disorder, including a familial association, phase advance of REM sleep, diurnal variation, sleep deprivation response, response to antidepressants, and treatment-emergent hypomania.
When I first introduced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Bill as a means of treating his dysthymic disorder along with medication, he rejected CBT as "psychobabble.
In the dysthymic disorder study, respondents in the experimental group showed more rapid improvement relative to the control group at three months, but at the end of the six months the difference between the two groups was not significant.
However, the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criterion for dysthymic disorder among adults indicates that the individual has a depressed mood for most of the day, for at least two years [American Psychiatric Association (APA), 2000].
O'Conner surveys two particular types of depression in the DSM-IV: Major Depressive Disorders (unipolar) and Dysthymic Disorder.
The depressive or "mood" disorders most seen with adolescents are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Dysthymic Disorder (DD) (Reynolds, 1992), and the specific diagnostic criteria for these are outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Major depressive and dysthymic disorder in the prior year are assessed by the screening versions of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI-SF) (Kessler, Andrews, Mroczek, et al.
The diagnosis for the seventh student included intermittent explosive disorder, conduct disorder, and dysthymic disorder.
Frances adds that DSM-IV developers will study closely the reliability of a number of diagnoses, such as generalized anxiety disorder, dysthymic disorder (mild depression) and some of the personality disorders.
In another case by Nebhinani, galactorrhea evolved on the 16th day of sertraline treatment in a patient with dysthymic disorder (6).
DSM-IV-TR Prevalence of Mood, Psychotic, Adjustment, and Childhood Disorder Diagnoses According to Gender Disorder Prevalence Bipolar I disorder F = M Bipolar II disorder F > M Major depressive disorder F > M Dysthymic disorder F > M Schizophrenia M > F Adjustment disorder F > M Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder M > F Conduct disorder M > F Oppositional defiant disorder M > F Substance-related disorder M > F F denotes female; M denotes male.