Dysthymia

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What is Dysthymia?

Dysthymia is a chronic type of depression but with less severity than major depressive disorder. It is characterized by a depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not. Some symptoms include, feelings of hopelessness, low self esteem, poor appetite or overeating, and poor concentration.

What is it like to have Dysthymia?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Modafinil, Naps, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Lisdexamfetamine, Light excercise
Naproxen Prescription, Ibuprofen, Tramadol
Work, Individual Therapy, Self-Dignity
Bupropion, Fluoxetine, Citalopram
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine
Ondansetron, Metoclopramide, Promethazine
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Lamotrigine, Duloxetine
Omeprazole, Methylprednisolone, Propoxyphene
Acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Zolpidem, Quetiapine, Trazodone
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Levothyroxine, Diazepam, Prochlorperazine
Carisoprodol, Cyclobenzaprine, Massage Therapy
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam
Dextroamphetamine, Clonazepam, Alprazolam

What do patients take to treat Dysthymia and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Forfivo XL, Voxra, Novo-Bupropion, Voxra)

51

(Psychosexual therapy, Psychiatrist and Psychologist, Integrative Counselling, Licensed Social Worker)

44

(Venlalic XL, Zarelis, Venlor XR, Odven SBK)

35

(Ran-Citalo, Depramil, Citalec, Co-Citalopram)

27

(Pramatis, Es Pramcit, Loxalate, Esopram)

24

(Nuzak, Flunil, Zactin, Nopres)

23

(Gladem, Serdep, Apo-Sertraline, Altruline)

21

(Yentreve, Cymgen, Yelate, Cymbalta)

21

These charts show data from Dysthymia patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Dysthymia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5,063 patients have this condition
  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 540 say Dysthymia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 53
20s 826
30s 1,087
40s 1,090
50s 888
60s 380
70+ 63

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

73% Females
27% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 939
20-29 years 281
30-39 years 150
40-49 years 88
50-59 years 32
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,761
Not Diagnosed 2,127

These charts show data from Dysthymia patients who have completed their condition history
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