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- Family history of major depression or dysthymia
- Chronic mental or physical illness
- Chronic stress
- Environmental factors
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Mental Health Association http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Canadian Psychiatric Association http://www.cpa-apc.org
Mental Health Canada http://www.mentalhealthcanada.com
Depression: What you need to know. Mental Health America website. Available at: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/depression/depression-what-you-need-to-know. Accessed September 23, 2014.
Dysthymia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 11, 2013. Accessed September 23, 2014.
Dysthymic disorder. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/dysthymic-disorder.html. Updated February 2014. Accessed September 23, 2014.
Lim MA, Moncrieff J, Soares BGO. Drugs versus placebo for dysthymia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2005;2:CD001130.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014
- Update Date: 09/23/2014