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What is dysthymia?

What is dysthymia?

Sadness: People with dysthymia are unhappy all the time without having a major depressive disorder. It is kind of a pervasive sadness. ...Read more

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What is dysthymia? Something like sad?

What is dysthymia? Something like sad?

More like depression: Dysthymia is a mood disorder consisting of chronic depression, with less severe but longer lasting (2 years or more) symptoms than major depressive disorder. ...Read more

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What is dysthymia and adjustment anxiety disorder and mood disorder?

What is dysthymia and adjustment anxiety disorder and mood disorder?

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). ...Read more

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What's the definition of dysthymia?

What's the definition of dysthymia?

See below...: Dysthymia is a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low, dark, or sad on most days for at least 2 years. However, symptoms are not as severe as with major depression. People with dysthymia will often take a negative or discouraging view of themselves, their future, other people, and life events. Problems often seem more difficult to solve. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the definition of dysthymia?

I want to know what's the definition of dysthymia?

Dysthymia is a : Mild but chronic form of depression which can interfere with daily functioning and reduces enjoyment in life. ...Read more

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What's the difference between dysthymia and major depressive disorder?

What's the difference between dysthymia and major depressive disorder?

Intensity and durati: Dysthymic folk have at least two years of depressed mood most of the day, more days than not and require fewer additional symptoms for diagnosis. Depression is two weeks or more of at least five major symptoms (dysthymia two) with depressed mood or loss of pleasure as one, and cause a significant change in functioning from baseline. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the signs of dysthymia?

Need expert help here. What are the signs of dysthymia?

Dysthymia: Dysthymia (dysthymic disorder) is chronic, mild depressed or irritable mood which occurs most days for at least 2 years in adults or at least a year in a child. Associated sxs can include: low energy, hopelessness, low self esteem, ; problems with sleep, appetite, concentration ; decision making. ...Read more

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Should i tell my mother that i might have dysthymia? What should I do after?

Should i tell my mother that i might have dysthymia? What should I do after?

Don't know if you: Are an adult or a minor. If you are a minor, suggest you tell your mother about some of your symptoms ; ask for help arranging for a psychological or psychiatric evaluation. If you are an adult - share with your mother when you are ready. However, would encourage you to start self- care by having this evaluated and then follow through with treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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