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What is dysthymia and adjustment anxiety disorder and mood disorder?
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Dr. Marc Zimmermannanswered
Psychiatry 24 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.
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Dr. Pamela Pappasanswered
Psychiatry 44 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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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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