Patient Comments: Dysthymia - Psychotherapy

If you have depression (dysthymia), have you tried psychotherapy? Please share your experience.

Comment from: kat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 17

I have suffered with chronic depression for over 20 years now, 2 years back I got diagnosed with dysthymia. In the past have had CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), group therapy as well as one to one. I have found that they give you an awareness of the problem but not a solution and when things go wrong as in everyday stuff I remain as stuck as I was before but now have all this understanding about me, but to no avail.

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