|International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is one of the publications of OMICS group with most cited articles on Dysthymia. The journal presents an education series providing updates relevant to emergency mental health, as well as, an ongoing annotated research review of relevant papers will help to understand and overcome highly treatable conditions before they become clinical anxiety disorders.
Dysthymia interferes with ability to function and enjoy life. Dysthymia is a mild but long-term (chronic) form of depression. Symptoms usually last for at least two years, and often for much longer than that. Experts are not sure what causes Dysthymia. Genes may play a role, but many affected people will not have a family history of depression, and others with family history will not have depression problems. To treat Dysthymia, doctors may use psychotherapy (talk therapy), medications such as antidepressants, or a combination of these therapies. Often, dysthymia can be treated by a primary care physician.