Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for Dysthymic Disorder: The Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

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This link on Dysthymic Disorder – a persistent depressive disorder, is part of a larger online resource – The Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. The Encyclopedia provides alphabetically-organized information on over 150 mental health disorders.

In addition to providing a definition and description of Dysthymic Disorder, visitors to the site will find sections addressing causes and symptoms of Dysthymic Disorder, demographic information, how Dysthymic Disorder is diagnosed, various types of treatments for Dysthymic Disorder, along with a brief discussion regarding the prognosis for recovery for individuals with Dysthymic Disorder.

The website has a moderated mental health forum with over 1.8 million registered users in which registered users can post comments, ask questions or add information.