Part 1: General Information
Part 2: Self-Help
Part 3: Further Information
DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Assn)
Contact: DRADA, Meyer 3-181 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21287-7381.
Call (410)955-4647 (Baltimore, MD) or (202)955-5800 (Washington, DC)
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
Contact: Contact: NDMDA, 730 N. Franklin, #501, Chicago, IL 60610.
Call 800-826-3632 or (312)642-0049
National Foundation for Depressive Illness. P.O. Box 2257 New
York, NY 10116
call (212-268-4260) or (800-239-1265)
or on the Internet (http://www.depression.org/)
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association. 730 N. Franklin
St. Suite 501, Chicago, Ill. 60610
call (800) 826-3632)
on the Internet (http://www.ndmda.org/)
Makes referrals to local support services and offers a free information package.
National Institute of Mental Health. 5600 Fishers Lane Parklawn
Building Rockville, MD 20857
call (800-64-PANIC) or on the Internet (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). 200 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203-3754
call (800-950-6264) or
on the Internet (http://www.nami.org/)
NAMI is a national grass roots organization providing ways for self-help and support organizations to individuals and families of people with psychologic disorders.
National Mental Health Association. 1021 Prince St. Alexandria,
or on the Internet (http://www.nmha.org)
This organizations will give the names and numbers of regional chapters and provides information on 200 mental health topics.
_Dysthymia and the Spectrum of Chronic Depression_, by HS Akiskal and GB Cassano (Guilford Press, 1997).
_Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Dysthymic Disorder_, by JC Markowitz (American Psychiatric Press, 1998).
_Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Depression_, by JH Kocsis and DN Klein (Guilford Press, 1995). (Note: somewhat physician oriented)
There are several Internet websites that contain more useful information about symptoms and treatments of dysthymia:
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-md04.html contains links to info on description, diagnosis, treatment, research, booklets, and magazine articles concerning dysthymia
http://depression/mentalhelp.net/ contains links to online support groups and some dysthymia specific info under symptoms.
http://www.mtn.org/EA/ Emotions Anonymous. PO Box 4245 St. Paul, MN 55104 call (612-647-9712) or on the Internet Offers a 12-step program to help people experiencing emotional difficulties. Has 1,400 groups worldwide.
MIT Braintrust Center for Neurological Disorder Information