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Pretest screening indicated that 100 percent of participants met DSM-III criteria for dysthymic disorder and 95 percent met criteria for major depression.
Hellerstein and his colleagues treated 17 patients with Dysthymic disorder or major depression using antidepressants combined with 12 weeks of behavioral activation therapy adapted to specifically improve social function.
Dysthymic disorder, or chronic low-grade depression, confers a high degree of impairment and represents a significant public health burden, according to a secondary analysis of a large epidemiologic study.
Subjects with a major depressive episode but without melancholia or subjects with dysthymic disorder had levels comparable with controls.
Twelve Axis I psychiatric diagnosis outcome categories on the C-DISC-IV were examined: separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, mania, hypomania, and schizophrenia.
Subjects selected met the criteria for major depression or dysthymic disorder from DSM-IIIR.
The largest improvement over the industry benchmark occurred for people with Depressive Disorder NOS (Not Otherwise Specified), Major Depression (Recurrent), Adjustment Reaction and Dysthymic Disorder, a chronic form of depression.
The behaviors do not occur exclusively during a psychotic or mood disorder (such as major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, or bipolar disorder), and are not better explained by another mental disorder (such as pervasive developmental disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, or separation anxiety).
It is important to be aware that children with depressed mood are likely to have co-existing psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, disruptive behaviour disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning problems, dysthymic disorder and alcohol or other substance abuse.
The psychosocial history and mental status examination also indicated that the client had a history of a comorbid dysthymic disorder.
Potential subjects were excluded if they met criteria for major depression, depression in partial remission, dysthymic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol or eating disorder, mania, bipolar disorder, or psychosis.
The three main depressive disorders are: major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder (chronic, less severe depression), and bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness: periods of depression cycle with periods of mania, which may include symptoms of excessive energy, abnormally elevated mood, unusual irritability, decreased need for sleep, increased talking, racing thoughts, increased sexual desire, grandiose ideas and activities, poor judgment, and inappropriate social behavior).