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What are the symptoms of dysthymic disorder?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Like depression

Dysthymic disorder used to be called "minor depression" until researchers/clinicians realized that it can be as dibilitating as the "major" kind.
The symptoms are the same: depressed or irritable mood, changes in appetite and sleep, low energy, poor self-esteem, trouble concentrating, & feelings of hopelessness. Severity overall is less, but duration is longer (2 years or more).

In brief: Like depression

Dysthymic disorder used to be called "minor depression" until researchers/clinicians realized that it can be as dibilitating as the "major" kind.
The symptoms are the same: depressed or irritable mood, changes in appetite and sleep, low energy, poor self-esteem, trouble concentrating, & feelings of hopelessness. Severity overall is less, but duration is longer (2 years or more).
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