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Dysthymia

Anna Nitka-Siemińska, Mariusz Siemiński, Hubert Wichowicz, Walenty M. Nyka
Psychiatria 2005;2(1):40-43.

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Vol 2, No 1 (2005)
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Published online: 2004-12-08

Abstract


Dysthymia is a disease very difficult to exactly define and to diagnose. It can be consider as a mood disorder. It is characterised by moderate mood depression, chronic fatigue and anhedonia which do not fulfill the criteria of depressive episode. Its prevalence is estimated as 3–5% of the general population. Not-treated dysthymia may be a cause of deterioration of the quality of life of the patient. It may have a negative influence on the patients’ social functioning. The psychotherapeutical and pharmacological methods can be used in the therapy of dysthymia.

Abstract


Dysthymia is a disease very difficult to exactly define and to diagnose. It can be consider as a mood disorder. It is characterised by moderate mood depression, chronic fatigue and anhedonia which do not fulfill the criteria of depressive episode. Its prevalence is estimated as 3–5% of the general population. Not-treated dysthymia may be a cause of deterioration of the quality of life of the patient. It may have a negative influence on the patients’ social functioning. The psychotherapeutical and pharmacological methods can be used in the therapy of dysthymia.
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Keywords

dysthymia; diagnosis; therapy

About this article
Title

Dysthymia

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 2, No 1 (2005)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

40-43

Published online

2004-12-08

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2005;2(1):40-43.

Keywords

dysthymia
diagnosis
therapy

Authors

Anna Nitka-Siemińska
Mariusz Siemiński
Hubert Wichowicz
Walenty M. Nyka

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