F34.1: Dysthymia

You have been in low spirits for some years.

You can feel listless or exhausted. Everyday activities can seem difficult. You can feel less interested in activities than usual. You may also withdraw a little from your social circle. You may have sleeping problems, for example.

The condition can affect your everyday life, work or private life. There may also be phases when there are no symptoms at all.

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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