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What is dysthymia and adjustment anxiety disorder and mood disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry

In brief: Emotional conditions

Dysthymia is a type of depression.
Adjustment disorder with anxiety is a transient for of anxiety. Mood disorder usually refers to depression.

In brief: 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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