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  • Dysthymia

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    Dysthymia "…a sort of death-in-life existence and the blessed relief of flopping into our unmade beds." John McManamy in (Mental Water Torture-Mild to Moderate Depression.) What he is describing is Dysthymia. Dysthmyia or Dysthymic Disorder is a type of mild depression (AAP, Diagnostic and Statistical manual of mental disorders). It is chronic, pervasive, and a disabling illness affecting up to 5% of the population (About Dysthymia). People with Dysthymia suffer from a sustained, chronically

  • Case Study Of Dr. Harpin's Dysthymia

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    At first, Dr. Harpin’s diagnostic impression of Paula, before the appearance of her alter personalities, was dysthymia and borderline personality disorder. Dysthymia is a long-lasting form of depression that is not severe enough to meet the criteria for major depressive disorder. In the first year of treatment, Dr. Harpin’s approach was to focus on the management of frequent, specific

  • Analysis of the Spectrum of Depression

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    mental health, chronic depression is terribly widespread and often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Dysthymia is a disorder which has similar, but milder and much longer lasting, symptoms to depression (3). By understanding the characteristics of dysthymia, health professionals can identify a chronic mental illness before it manifests into more serious psychological problems, such as severe depression. Dysthymia is also an interesting disorder from the neurobiological perspective because it is often difficult

  • Dysthymic Disorder Case Study

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    how does it affect an individual? Dysthymic disorder is a chronic mood disorder that falls within the depression spectrum. This is a long-term, chronic disorder, but with less severity than Major Depressive Disorder. Just like major depression, dysthymia has roots in genetic, neurochemical imbalances, childhood and adulthood trauma, and social circumstances, especially in isolation and the unavailability to access mental health professional services. The stress that provokes at least early onset

  • Teen Depression

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    Depression is the most widespread mental illness in today’s society. Studies have found that, 1 out of 8 teens are affected with this disease. It also predominantly affects young ladies than it does males. (www.kidshealth.org). Teens are at a position in their lives when they must face significant transition and peer pressures. They are trying to identify with themselves and trying to figure out where there puzzle piece fits in society, all of which can show the way to behavioral and emotional changes

  • Depression Symptoms and Coping Mechanisms

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    past that you have forgotten about. A single thought might trigger those feelings that played a role with that forgotten thought. Basic categories of depression according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) are Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood, and Secondary depression. There are two other depression classifications that aren’t listed under DSM-IV manual that practitioners often use. They are Endogenous (Chemical) Depression

  • Depressive Disorders

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    are in need. There are many ways to effectively treat depression like medications, psychotherapies, and other methods. Furthermore, there are several forms of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder (major depression), dysthymic disorder (dysthymia), minor depression, psychotic depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, and bipolar disorder. All of those types of depression are most likely caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological

  • The Blues

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    The Blues I. Introduction Today's forecast; gloomy, and there is no sunshine in sight. If you had any form of depression, that is what it would seem like everyday. Depression is defined as a total body illness that affects a person's thoughts, feelings, behavior, physical health and appearance. It affects all areas of a person's life, including a person's home, work, school, and social life. Depression is a real illness, and it's described as a feeling of sadness, worthlessness, or gloominess

  • Understanding Depression

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    Depressive Disorder, and Dysthymia. Individual diagnosis of these classifications is dependent on the length of time, and severity of symptoms experienced by the individual. The causes for these depressive states can be due to genetics or the insufficient production of neurotransmitters, which provide the brain with the data necessary to regulate one's psychological well being. Two examples of depressive states that are classified under either Major Depressive Disorder or Dysthymia are Bipolar Disorder

  • Signs and Symptoms of Depression

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    Identify the signs and symptoms of depression When emotions such as apathy or despair do not want to disappear, depression may be the cause of these evils. More than a temporary blow blues, depression prevents enjoys life every day. With psychological and medical treatment and help, you can get to feel better. But first, you must understand what it is like depression. Learn to identify signs and symptoms of depression are the first step to solve the problem. What is depression? We all know the ups

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