Dysthymia Uk

Tips for Recovery

          • Positive Thinking
    • Exercise
    • Forward Planning


Symptoms of Depression

          • Lack of concentration
    • Loss of interest
    • Change in Sleep patterns


Symptoms of Dysthymia

  • At least two years of depressive symptoms
  • More days then not of depressed mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Hard time concentrating
  • Hard time in making decisions.
  • Loss of appetite or overeating.
  • Low levels of energy or fatigue.
  • Low self-esteem.






Depression affects almost everyone

Depression affects almost everyone at least sometime during a lifetime, it may be an after effect of an illness such as Flu, many new mothers suffer post natal depression, many go down during the winter months, whist most people will suffer a reaction to a bad event such a the death of a loved one and many other events that life may through at us. Happily for most these type of depressions lift with time or at the very least with a bit of self help. However a minority need a helping hand (more)

Contemplating Suicide is a Medical Emergency

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Dysthymia and Long Term Depression

DysthymiaYou feel that life is getting harder, you get tired easily, things once enjoyable are becoming a chore. You have difficulty concentrating, doing tasks that were once easy you find more difficult. Despite not wanting it to this goes on for weeks, weeks become months and months become years. Life becomes like our photo a constant uphill struggle. You may be suffering from a long term depression known as Dysthymia

Dysthymia, first identified in 1980, is increasingly being diagnosed as depressive illness in Britain. In its mildest form there will be many sufferers who would never suspect they have some form of illness (more)
Never Self Diagnose alway Seek Professional Diagnosis

Professional Help

doctors consultationAt time many sufferers of Depression and Dysthymia may feel that they are not getting better and seek professional help from either a Doctor or Alternative Therapist. Generally if you have suffered from Depression that has not lifted from 4 - 6 weeks, had an unusually deep depression or feel suicidal, then professional help is needed (more)

Self Help self help

You may have already noticed the 3 Tips for Recovery in the box on the left of this site. You will have almost at some time or other certainly seen a family member, friend or acquaintance who has a bad cold or flu on a bad day, then you see them a few days later (more)

happy and sad

We all want to be happy in life, full of health, vitality, having a past we can look on with contentment and a positive hope for the future.

Unfortunately Life is not like that for most of us, illness, events beyond our control and many other things that happen in life can make us sad rather than happy.

For quite a few of us these sort of things can go further than sadness into an illness, such as depression and for some a long term depression called Dysthymia.

This website is designed with sufferers of Dysthymia in mind, use the links on the left to find out what Dysthymia and Depression is, how we get it and what the symptoms are.

More importantly what help is out there to aid us to get better, how we can help ourselves so we can turn our sadness back to happiness