Clinical features of dysthymia and age: a clinical investigation

  title={Clinical features of dysthymia and age: a clinical investigation},
  author={Silvio Bellino and Luca Patria and Simona Ziero and Giuseppe Rocca and Filippo Bogetto},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
The impact of comorbid dysthymic disorder on outcome in personality disorders.
The course of depressive symptoms in older adults with comorbid major depression and dysthymia.
Older patients with comorbid major depression and dysthymia have a less favorable trajectory of recovery compared with those with major depression alone.
Evidence-Based Practice Guideline
Depression is a serious mental illness that affects a person’s mood, behaviors, function, thoughts, and physical health and is the leading cause of disability for older adults.
Evidence-based practice guideline: wheelchair biking for the treatment of depression.
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Treatment of dysthymic disorder in older adults
This document summarizes current capabilities, research and operational priorities, and plans for further studies that were established at the 2015 USGS workshop on quantitative hazard assessments of earthquake-triggered landsliding and liquefaction in the Czech Republic.
Antidepressant Use, Depressive Symptoms, and Incident Frailty in Women Aged 65 and Older from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
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Is dysthymia a different disorder in the elderly?
Dysthymia is not uncommon among depressed elderly outpatients who present for treatment, and the DSM-III-R subtyping of dysthymic disorder into early/late onset and primary/secondary may not apply to the elderly.
Recognition and Treatment of Dysthymia in Elderly Patients
Drug treatment of depressive conditions in the elderly is currently based on new antidepressants that have an improved adverse effect profile compared with some of the older agents, but no specific data are available concerning the psychotherapy of dysthymia in this age group.
Dysthymia among the community‐dwelling elderly
Late life dysthymia is less associated with axes 1 and 2 comorbidity but is associated with significant degrees of physical impairment and interventions must be delivered at this level.
The undertreatment of dysthymia.
Dysthymia and psychosocial outcomes improved with sertraline and imipramine treatment, and newer antidepressant agents may alter the potential for pharmacotherapy interventions in this vulnerable population.
Dysthymia in community and clinical samples of older adults.
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  • Psychology
    The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1994
Findings should not be surprising to practicing psychiatrists, for it has often been observed that persons in the early stages of dementia of the Alzheimer's type experience a substantial depressed mood, a depression that may well respond to antidepres-sant therapy, but as the disorder progresses the mood disturbance is no longer an integral part of the dementia symptoms.
The long-term outcome of dysthymia in private practice: clinical features, temperament, and the art of management.
It is submitted that SSRIs such as fluoxetine appear broadly efficacious in areas previously deemed to be the domain of formal psychotherapy, and 3 of 4 patients immersed in gloom for much of their lives achieved for the first time good to superior levels of functioning that were maintained for an average of 5 years.
Personality disorders in elderly patients with dysthymic disorder.
  • D. Devanand, N. Turret, S. Roose
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 2000
The current findings on personality disorders reinforce the view that DD in elderly patients is typically a different disorder from DD in young adults, and that young adults with DD have been shown consistently to have personality disorders at high frequency.
Dysthymia in neurological disorders.
A World Health Organization meeting on dysthymia in neurological disorders was held in Geneva, 1-3 July 1996 to address this topic, providing direction and opportunity for future studies in the under-recognized and under-investigated relationship between dysthysymia and neurological disorders.
The relationship of aging and dysthymia in primary care.
There appears to be a core of symptoms and functional impairment that generalizes across the age span and growing older appears to have an impact on the nature of what it means to have dysthymia.