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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

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    Dysthymia Case Studies

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    stated by the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the major symptom of Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) is depressed mood that occurs for more days than not for at least 2 year. Dysthymia shares the symptoms with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), with the exception that symptoms last for 2 years (APA 2013). The way that Dysthymia is different from MDD is that the subject can function to some extent at a higher level; however, the symptoms last 2 years. To rule

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Depression is not what people think, it is not someone who is always sad, depression is a disorder of the continual sadness and loss of interest. Depression is more commonly known to be an emotional or mental condition of health. However, depression does have an effect to the body. The mental, or emotional, symptoms of depression can cause a difference in the way you think and work. However, the physical effects of the symptoms can be the differences in the eating habits and sleeping routine. There

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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

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    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

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    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

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