What are some symptoms of dysthymia?
- Signs and symptoms. Dysthymia characteristics include an extended period of depressed mood combined with at least two other symptoms which may include insomnia or hypersomnia, fatigue or low energy, eating changes (more or less), low self-esteem, or feelings of hopelessness.
What is the difference between major depression and dysthymia?
- Differences. Differences between major depressive disorder and dysthymia are characterized by levels of severity, duration and persistence. For example, the change in mood in major depression occurs nearly every day during a period of two weeks, whereas in dysthymia, the mood disturbance occurs more days than not during a two-year period.
Which antidepressant works best for your dysthymia?
- SSRI Antidepressants Antidepressants for dysthymia are relatively effective (55% compared with 31% on placebo). The antidepressants of choice fall into the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) category. Serotonin is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter.
Dysthymia: Coping with Chronic Depression (+ 7 Mood Boosters)
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Mark Ruffalo has suffered from depression all his life. It started quite early and continued through school and college and the actor struggles with it to this day. The actor once explained that what he has is a low-grade, long-running depression called dysthymia, which keeps coming back every now and then.