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What is dysthymia and adjustment anxiety disorder and mood disorder?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Emotional conditions: Dysthymia is a type of depression. Adjustment disorder with anxiety is a transient for of anxiety. Mood disorder usually refers to depression.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Definitions: Dysthymia is a type of mood disorder -- chronic depression lasting for at least 2 years. There are disturbances in appetite, sleep, and energy; low self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, etc. Mood disorders include both depression and mania -- euphoric or irritable mood (bipolar d/o). Adjustment d/o w/anxiety = clinically significant anxiety in response to clear stressor(s).

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