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