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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, Armodafinil
Naproxen Prescription, Ibuprofen, Tramadol
Work, Individual Therapy, Counseling
Bupropion, Fluoxetine, Citalopram
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine
Ondansetron, Prochlorperazine, Promethazine
Duloxetine, Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine, Lamotrigine
Omeprazole, Morphine, Medical marijuana
Acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Zolpidem, Quetiapine, Trazodone
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
Levothyroxine, Prochlorperazine, Diazepam
Carisoprodol, Cyclobenzaprine, Massage Therapy
Clonazepam, Alprazolam, Lorazepam
Alprazolam, Paroxetine, Clonazepam

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)


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


(Venlalic XL, Zarelis, Venlor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR)


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


(Pramatis, Es Pramcit, Loxalate, Esopram)


(Nuzak, Flunil, Zactin, Nopres)


(Gladem, Serdep, Apo-Sertraline, Altruline)


(Yentreve, Cymgen, Yelate, Cymbalta)


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?

  • 5,061 patients have this condition
  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 539 say Dysthymia is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 53
20s 829
30s 1,088
40s 1,090
50s 882
60s 382
70+ 61


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 2,760
Not Diagnosed 2,127

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