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Question by  vap1961 (52)

What is the relationship between add and dysthmia?

I need to understand add and dysthymia.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Attention deficit disorder often appears with a co-morbid mood disorder. The most common co-morbid disorder it appears with is dysthymia which is a low level but chronic depression. Dysthymia usually appears after the attention deficit disorder symptoms.


Answer by  samster (63)

Add is attention deficit disorder which causes problems with focusing and impulse control. Dysthmia is chronic depression or low mood. They are not dependant of each other.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Dysthymia is chronic depression but with less severity than major depression disorders. ADD is the attention deficit disorder which is caused by decreased concentration due to dysthymia.


Answer by  Jebjow (44)

Dysthmia is a general state of depression that can be brought on by taking antistimulant medications often given to counteract ADD. So, in otherwords, someone who has ADD takes medication that could lead to depression.


Answer by  THardison (48)

Both of these are chronic mood disorders. ADD (attention deficit disorder) is noticed by a physician when symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention begin. Often with a physiciatric illiness suck as ADD, you will also aquire dysthymia (severe depression). ADD and Dysthymia is also a prolonged illness that often requires medication to contain the emotions you may feel.

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