People with dysthymia usually feel like they have little or no joy in their lives. Rather, things seem gloomy most of the time. If you have dysthymia, you may feel like you’ve been depressed your whole life. You may have a hard time enjoying things and having fun. You might tend to be withdrawn, worry frequently, or criticize yourself as being a failure. You may feel guilty, worthless, or have difficulties with sleep. In any given year, about 3% of people could be diagnosed with dysthymia.
If you believe you may be suffering with the symptoms of dysthymia and would like to discuss treatment options with one of our therapists, please call us at 503-281-4852 x1. Evidence-based treatment of dysthymia gives you the best chance that treatment will be successful and minimize the risk of relapse.