Persistent Depressive Disorder Therapy

Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia, is a form of depression where the sufferer is depressed for most of the day on most days for at least two years. It's felt on and off for that duration.

Often characterised as mild, chronic depression, symptoms are less severe than in major depression, but may coincide with it, in which case it's called "double depression". Therapy can treat this condition.

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH PERSISTENT DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

If you have persistent depressive disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

SYMPTOMS OF PERSISTENT DEPRESSIVE DISORDER


Symptoms are the same as in major depression, but are fewer in number and less intense. They include:

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Persistent low mood or sadness - Loss of interest in daily activities or things you previously found enjoyable - Social withdrawal - Feelings of hopelessness - Being unmotivated to do anything - Difficulties concentrating or making decisions - Irritability - Anger outbursts - Worrying or feeling guilty about the past - Recurring thoughts about death - Decreased productivity - Feeling empty

PHYSICAL

Tiredness - Sleeping excessively nearly every day - Insomnia - Overeating or low appetite - Physical restlessness - Feeling and looking run-down - Lack of energy - Weight gain or loss

CAN COINCIDE WITH PERSISTENT DEPRESSIVE DISORDER


Substance abuse

Feeling suicidal

Personality disorders

Anxiety disorders

Other mood disorders such as major depression

Medical illnesses such as chronic pain

Low self-esteem

Family or relationship problems

Reduced quality of life

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in persistent depressive disorder and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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