Do you know someone with dysthymia?
by Staff
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:

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Greek

Dysthymia is known more for which -- its length or intensity?

  • length
  • intensity
  • it's actually intense and lengthy

Since it's not as intense as major depression, dysthymia is not that big of a deal.

  • TRUE

A person with dysthymia typically has this type of productivity:

  • average
  • high
  • low

Approximately 20 percent of the population has had dysthymia.

  • TRUE

Causes of dysthymia include:

  • excessive sunlight
  • genetics
  • city life

Ninety-nine percent of people with dysthymia have a chronic sickness or other psychiatric issue.

  • TRUE

What percentage of people have dealt with dysthymia in the past year?

  • 10 percent
  • 3 percent
  • 1 percent

Dysthymia comes on very suddenly.

  • TRUE

What is one way that outsiders often describe someone with dysthymia?

  • vicious
  • outgoing
  • no fun

Dysthymia symptoms last no more than 18 months.

  • TRUE

Dysthymia tends to affect:

  • sleep patterns
  • appetite
  • 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?

  • insulin
  • Zoloft
  • Prozac

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.

  • TRUE

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.

  • TRUE

Unfortunately, there's really no good treatment for dysthymia.

  • TRUE