What Is Dysthymia? - Treatment, Symptoms & Definition


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Another name for Dysthymia is:

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1. To receive a diagnosis of Double Depression, which must come first?

2. Dysthymic Disorder can be defined as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Depression is a disorder than can vary in degree among individuals. Those with dysthymia always feel down in the dumps and may not be aware that what they are experiencing is depression. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of dysthymia. The quiz questions will test you on the definition of and treatment options for dysthymic disorder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of dysthymia:

  • Definition of the disorder
  • Accepted forms of treatment
  • Percentage of those with the disorder that will develop a more severe disorder

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase of dysthymic disorder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding acceptable treatment options
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dysthymia

Additional Learning

To learn more about the type of depression known as dysthymia, review the accompanying lesson, What is Dysthymia? - Treatment, Symptoms, and Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of dysthymia
  • Identify the necessary symptoms for a diagnosis of dysthymic disorder
  • Discuss potential causes
  • Explain acceptable treatment options for the disorder