dysthymia


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dys·thy·mi·a

 (dĭs-thī′mē-ə)
n.
A mood disorder characterized by depressive symptoms that persist for two or more years, sometimes subsiding for short periods of time. Also called persistent depressive disorder.

[New Latin dysthȳmia, from Greek dusthūmiā, despondency : dus-, dys- + -thūmiā, -thymia.]

dys·thy′mic adj.

dysthymia

(dɪsˈθaɪmɪə)
n
1. (Psychiatry) the characteristics of the neurotic and introverted, including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviour
2. (Psychiatry) obsolete a relatively mild depression
[C19: New Latin, from Greek dusthumia, from dys- + thumos mind]
dysˈthymic adj

dysthymia

extreme anxiety and depression accompanied by obsession. — dysthymic, adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysthymia - mild chronic depression; "I thought she had just been in a bad mood for thirty years, but the doctor called it dysthymia"
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
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Dysthymia constitutes a mild, prolonged depressive disorder usually associated with a heterogeneous response to psychotherapy and psychopharmacological treatments (Cuijpers et al.
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During this process, long discussions resulted in the final decision to exclude neurotic depression as a diagnostic category and to create two new categories to replace it: dysthymia and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
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