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How is psychotherapy used to treat dysthymia?

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Psychotherapy (or talk therapy) is used to treat dysthymia and other mood disorders to help you develop appropriate coping skills for dealing with everyday life. Psychotherapy can also help increase adherence with medication and healthy lifestyle habits, as well as help the patient and family understand the mood disorder. You may benefit from one-on-one therapy, family therapy, group therapy, or a support group with others who live with chronic depression.

From: Dysthymia (Mild, Chronic Depression) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What Is Depression?” "Dysthymic Disorder Among Adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Dysthymic Disorder: When Depression Lingers.”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II , Rodale, 2006.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 07, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What Is Depression?” "Dysthymic Disorder Among Adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Dysthymic Disorder: When Depression Lingers.”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II , Rodale, 2006.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 07, 2017

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