Do you know someone with dysthymia?
Depression comes in many forms, and one of those is known as dysthymia. Do you know its causes, symptoms and remedies? Let's put your understanding to the test.
The word "dysthymia" is:
Dysthymia is known more for which -- its length or intensity?
- it's actually intense and lengthy
Since it's not as intense as major depression, dysthymia is not that big of a deal.
A person with dysthymia typically has this type of productivity:
Approximately 20 percent of the population has had dysthymia.
Causes of dysthymia include:
- excessive sunlight
- city life
Ninety-nine percent of people with dysthymia have a chronic sickness or other psychiatric issue.
What percentage of people have dealt with dysthymia in the past year?
- 10 percent
- 3 percent
- 1 percent
Dysthymia comes on very suddenly.
What is one way that outsiders often describe someone with dysthymia?
Dysthymia symptoms last no more than 18 months.
Dysthymia tends to affect:
- sleep patterns
- either or both
Which is NOT considered a potential cause of dysthymia?
- hair loss
- drug and alcohol addiction
- chronic sickness
Which is NOT one of the medications used to treat dysthymia?
Socially speaking, people with dysthymia are:
- overly gregarious and outgoing
- exceptionally kind and quiet
- critical and hard to be around
Personality and mood are basically the same thing.
Dysthymia can be caused by:
- trauma from childhood
- trauma in childhood or adulthood
- trauma as an adult
A person whose dysthymia leads to major depression is said to be dealing with:
- double jeopardy
- double trouble
- double depression
The good thing about dysthymia is that it doesn't change your interest level in activities you've always enjoyed.
Unfortunately, there's really no good treatment for dysthymia.