Diseases & Conditions


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Dysthymia


Synonyms of Dysthymia
  • Depression, Mild
  • Depressive Neurosis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Dysthymia is a common psychological disorder characterized by a chronic but mild depressive state that has been present in an individual for more than two years. When the depressive state has lasted for several years, it may be difficult to distinguish between a person's usual functioning and the mood disturbance. Dysthymia is a chronic mood disturbance that is classified as a form of neurosis. It must be distinguished from major depression disorders.

    Organizations related to Dysthymia
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
      6001 Executive Blvd
      Rockville MD 20892-9663
      Phone #: 301-443-4513
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
    • NIH/National Institute of Mental Health (Depression Hotline)
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-421-4211
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
      Colonial Place Three
      Arlington VA 22201-3042
      Phone #: 703-524-7600
      800 #: 800-999-6264
      e-mail: membership@nami.org
      Home page: http://www.nami.org
    • National Mental Health Association
      2001 North Beauregard Street
      Alexandria VA 22311
      Phone #: 703-684-7722
      800 #: 800-969-6642
      e-mail: infoctr@nmha.org
      Home page: http://www.nmha.org
    • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
      1211 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia PA 19107-6312
      Phone #: 215-751-1810
      800 #: 800-553-4539
      e-mail: info@mhselfhelp.org
      Home page: http://www.mhselfhelp.org



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