The concept of dysthymia. Its clinical usefulness and nosological status.

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  • F Arriaga Departamento de Psiquiatria, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Hospital de Santa Maria.
  • F Cavaglia
  • E Lara

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https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.2360

Abstract

Dysthymia is currently conceived as an independent diagnostic category in the area of mood disorders, but the concept is controversial, both from a theoretical and clinical point of view. This article reviews the concept of dysthymia as well as its history. The clinical usefulness and validity are examined, taking into special consideration the influential classificatory notions of DSM-IV.

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Arriaga F, Cavaglia F, Lara E. The concept of dysthymia. Its clinical usefulness and nosological status. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 1998 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 25];11(12):1095-9. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/2360

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Arquivo Histórico