Dysthymia. Unless otherwise indicated, answers are from DSM-IV-TR, First & Tasman or Tenth Ed of Sadock and Sadock. As of 6Sep08. . Dysthymia - criteria. Q. Basic criteria for dysthymia?. Dysthymia - criteria. Ans. Key is “at least two years” of the following: Sad mood
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Unless otherwise indicated, answers are from DSM-IV-TR, First & Tasman or Tenth Ed of Sadock and Sadock.
As of 6Sep08.
Q. Basic criteria for dysthymia?
Ans. Key is “at least two years” of the following:
Q. What is “late onset” as to dysthymia?
Ans. 21 years old separates “early” from “late” onset.
Q. Besides onsets, what other specifier applies to dysthymia?
Atypical, same criteria as MDD.
Q. What are lab findings in dysthymia?
Ans. ¼ to ½ have polysomnographic abnormalities of:
Q. Any treatment implications as to polysomnographic features?
May respond better to meds than those whose polysomnographic findings are normal.
Q. Prevalence of dysthymia?
Community surveys: 3% at any one time
Q. If a pt has dysthymia, is there an increased prevalence in first degree relatives for dysthymia? For MDD?
Ans. For both.
Q. Best treatment response is achieved, very generally, by?
Ans. Use of both an antidepressant and CBT.
Q. Sadock & Sadock recommend which meds?
Ans. SSRIs, venlafaxine, and bupropion. Also, for those not responding consider MAOIs or “judicious” use of amphetamines.