F34.1: Dysthymia

You have been somewhat depressed for several years.

In recent years you have repeatedly or always been depressed. One may also have sleeping problems. One may feel less self-confident, and everyday things can be more stressful than usual. One may also lose interest in enjoyable activities and withdraw from one’s social circle. But there are also phases when you feel well for a certain time.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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