Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweetbread

A patient comes to your office complaining of longstanding depressed mood for at least several years. He feels "depressed" on "many days," and this is accompanied by poor appetite, poor sleep habits, low energy, poor self esteem, and poor concentration. However, he does not feel this way for "most of the day nearly every day for two consecutive weeks." Instead, it appears to be more of a chronic feeling rather than an episodic one. He does not have psychomotor agitation or retardation, thoughts of guilt or worthlessness, thoughts of suicide, or symptoms of mania.

Challenge: What do we call this?

6 comments:

tree said...

dysthymia

Michelle said...

dysthymia?

jimmy said...

plan clinic depression- not biploar or manic- needs adq antidepressive med tx'ment...

Roxy said...

Sounds like Dysthymia.

Daisy said...

dysthymia

Craig Chen said...

majority rules...dysthymia!
-
Sweetbread

Sweetbread is often made from calf or lamb thymus, and this is of course dysthymia.

Source: UpToDate.