Mnemonic for Dysthymia Diagnosis

Remember the clinical features and diagnostic criteria for Dysthymia using the mnemonic HE’S 2 SAD.


  • Hopelessness
  • Energy loss or fatigue
  • Self-esteem is low
  • 2 years minimum of depressed mood most of the day, for more days than not
  • Sleep is increased or decreased
  • Appetite is increased or decreased
  • Decision-making or concentration is impaired

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