Dysthymic Disorder Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 09, 2015
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of dysthymia include the following:

  • Folic acid deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lyme disease
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophreniform disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Substance abuse or dependence
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Grief

Differential Diagnoses