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Flourish Psychology Offers Expert, Empathetic Support for Persistent Depressive Disorder in New York City

Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), formerly known as dysthymia, is a chronic form of depression that can significantly affect one’s quality of life. With symptoms that may last for years, PDD often requires a nuanced, patient approach to therapy that focuses on your mental health and wellness in the short and long term.

At Flourish Psychology, located in Brooklyn, we offer specialized care for individuals grappling with PDD. Our team of skilled therapists for depression is here to support you, whether you’re in Brooklyn, other parts of New York City, or anywhere in NY state. Reach us at 917-737-9475 or through our online contact form.

Who We Are At Flourish Psychology?

Flourish Psychology a boutique private practice known for their work in mood disorders and chronic mental health conditions. With a team of some of the finest depression therapists in NYC, we offer a compassionate, tailored approach to therapy. Our goal is to connect you with a therapist who resonates with your unique experiences and needs, fostering an environment of understanding and growth.

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Living With Persistent Depressive Disorder

PDD is characterized by a persistent low mood that lasts for two years or more. Its symptoms are less severe than major depression, but more enduring. People with persistent depressive disorder find that they can *generally* function in society, which allows them to go years without seeking treatment, but their quality of life remains affected and the depressive symptoms often do not go away. 

Symptoms include:

Chronic feelings of sadness

Low self-esteem

Loss of interest in daily activities

Fatigue and lack of energy

Difficulty concentrating

Changes in appetite or sleep patterns

These symptoms are similar to other forms of depression, which is why we typically define them by their severity. Those with more severe depression typically find their lives unmanageable with the symptoms. Those with dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder) can function, but are not living their life to their emotional and psychological fullest.

Causes and Influencing Factors of PDD

The causes of Persistent Depressive Disorder are multifaceted, often involving a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. These may include:

Family history of depression

Brain chemistry imbalances

Stressful or traumatic life events

Chronic illness or pain

Recognizing these contributing factors is a key step in addressing PDD through therapy. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that even if family history and brain chemistry imbalances are linked to dysthymia, it is treatable. Genetic-connected mental health is not destiny, and can be addressed using therapy and similar means.

The Effects of PDD and Treatment Approaches

Living with PDD can be a long-term challenge that impacts every facet of life. However, with the right treatment, individuals can manage symptoms and lead fulfilling lives. Our treatment options include:

Psychodynamic Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Medication management

We tailor our approach to each individual, recognizing that one size does not fit all in the treatment of PDD.

Therapy for Persistent Depressive Disorder – Flourish Psychology

Flourish Psychology is dedicated to providing personalized, empathetic care for those suffering from Persistent Depressive Disorder. We believe in a holistic approach that addresses the emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of PDD. Located in Brooklyn and serving the entire New York City area, we also offer remote therapy for those throughout New York State.

We encourage you to reach out to us for support in managing PDD. Our therapists are committed to creating a treatment plan that caters to your specific needs, helping you navigate the complexities of Persistent Depressive Disorder. Contact us today at 917-737-9475, or via our online form, to start your journey towards better mental health and wellbeing.

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