Dysthymia, or chronic depression as it is commonly known, is one of the most misunderstood psychological disorders. Although it is the most common mental disorder, it is taken very casually because there is lack of knowledge about the subject. Normally, when this disorder is diagnosed, they think that the life of that person is over. This myth has to be broken because there is no logical explanation. There is nothing to be shattered about, and hopelessness will only make it worse. The best thing is that the problem has been diagnosed, and we will discuss why it is so challenging to get it diagnosed. This book takes you step by step through every aspect of chronic depression, from diagnosis, to treatment plans, to dealing with a loved one with this disorder. Starting from recognizing the symptoms, analyzing the causes, and choosing the right medication, you will enrich your knowledge and learn how to overcome chronic depression.
Depression is the most common mental illness in the world. It affects one out of six people. When a disease is so widespread and common, there are bound to be myths. All this makes dysthymia a very highly misunderstood disorder. People try to handle and treat this problem on their own, because they come across dozens of people who suffer from it, and they hear all kinds of stories about what worked for them and what did not. They form a belief system according to the stories they heard, not realizing that no two people are alike - and no two diseases are alike. If two people suffering from dysthymia are not alike, how will they respond the same way to the same treatment? It is not possible, and this is one of the main reasons why depression goes unnoticed, uncured, and misunderstood. This is also why most of the cases become chronic.
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The information was so basic it read like a second grade health textbook. I don't know anyone who would read this and get new information out of it. I have a hard time believing that a professional wrote this. The suggestions offered for relief from chronic depression were ignorant. If you actually studied depression as a disorder you would know that it is almost impossible to go for a walk or socialize. "Get a pet"??? The poor guy would die of neglect. These suggestions are good for people who do not have a disorder - people who have "the blues".
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