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Dysthymia - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Jan 22, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult to rule out PDD?

You should consult a psychiatrist

2. What are the conditions (comorbid) that occur along with PDD to complicate diagnosis?

Anxiety disorders, major depression, personality disorders, substance abuse complicate the diagnosis of PDD.
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3. What is the difference between early-onset and late-onset PDD?

Early-onset PDD patients are associated with more hospitalizations, greater chances of relapse, and more depression-associated conditions.

4. What is double depression?

Double depression is when an individual with PDD often succumbs to episodes of major depression.

5. Is dysthymic disorder a disability?

Dysthymic disorder is a persistent or chronic condition and is associated with elevated risk of suicide, functional disabilities and presence of associated diseases.(comorbid). With suitable timely and maintenance treatment, the condition can be controlled.

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