Which physical exam findings are characteristic of persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)?

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Although no physical findings are pathognomonic for dysthymia, an examination may reveal the following:

  • Evidence of weight gain or loss

  • Low body temperature, brittle nails and hair, slow reflexes, and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid dysfunction

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