Dysthymic Disorder

While the exact cause of dysthymic disorder is not known, this mood disorder is a problem that can become worse if not treated. Symptoms of dysthymic disorder include constant feelings of hopelessness, trouble sleeping, low self-esteem, poor concentration and other signs common with depression. The dangers of dysthymic disorder may seem minimal to some, but without effective treatment, things may go from bad to worse. On GoMentor.com, you can find a great range of therapists who understand the nuances of dysthymic disorder and can help with you throughonline treatment. Before we explain how you might get help for this mood disorder online, here are some other things you should know about dysthymic disorder.

Symptoms of Dysthymic Disorder 

These are the major signs of dsythymic disorder.


  • Feelings of hopelessness are common with dsythymic disorder and may last a long time.
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia may become problems for people dealing with dysthymia.
  • Low energy is a common symptom of dysthymic disorder when it lasts for a long time.
  • Low self-esteem is frequently seen in people who have problems with dysthymic disorder.
  • Poor appetite or overeating occur in people affected by this mood disorder.
  • Poor concentration is another sign of dysthymia.

Dangers of Dysthymic Disorder 

While dysthymic disorder is generally considered a mild form of depression, there are risks associated with this mood disorder. If not treated, dysthymia may turn into a major depressive episode, which can have serious consequences. Also, the low energy and self-esteem can have a negative impact on a person's life, not letting them enjoy life to the fullest. If dysthymia does turn into a major depressive disorder, there are chances of suicidal thoughts or attempts, which is not a good thing.

Treatment for Dysthymic Disorder 

In general, cognitive and behavioral therapy as well as interpersonal therapy is good for treatment of dysthymic disorder. On GoMentor.com, you can book online therapy sessions with trained therapists who specialize in mood disorders like dysthymic disorder. Online therapy for dsythymic disorder may be relatively new, but it is a powerful form of treatment that combines psychotherapy with the power of the Internet. Getting treatment for dysthymic disorder before it becomes and even bigger issue is important. The online treatment you can get from the highly skilled professionals on GoMentor.com may be just what you need to get help with this mood disorder.

Definition of Dysthymic Disorder

Dysthymic disorder is a mild form of depressive disorder that causes people to feel sad for long periods of time. Unlike other forms of depression, dysthymic disorder usually does not affect a person's ability to function in day to day life. Symptoms of this mood disorder include feelings of hopelessness, insomnia, fatigue as well as other physical and psychological problems. Treatment with psychotherapy and counseling is recommended.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Dysthymic Disorder

  • Hopelessness
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Poor appetite
  • Overeating
  • Lack of concentration

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