They found that African-American black women were at an increased risk for lifetime dysthymia
, or chronic depression; alcohol dependence; drug abuse and poor perceived health if they were victims of partner abuse.
Jonathan Posner at Columbia University, New York, conducted functional MRIs to determine whether antidepressant medication normalizes default mode network connectivity in adults with dysthymia
The number and severity of these symptoms may or may not warrant a DSM diagnosis of dysthymia
or major depressive disorder.
Unipolar depression encompasses major depressive disorder, minor depression and dysthymia
, he explained, was a form of chronic depression and because I scored extremely highly on the 'anxiety' spectrum, I could have unresolved anxiety issues from my childhood.
To reach their conclusions, researchers scoured published studies on MDD, or clinical depression, and dysthymia
, which is a milder form of depression.
The researchers used data on the prevalence, incidence, remission rates and duration of depression and dysthymia
(a milder, chronic form of depression that lasts for at least two years), and on the excess deaths caused by these disorders from published articles.
All participants also carried a diagnosis of major depression, depression NOS (not otherwise specified), or dysthymia
for which they were taking a stable dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI).
To arrive at the estimates, the authors of the study, led by Alize Ferrari from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, compiled relevant information from all published research studies on major depressive disorder (MDD, also called clinical depression), and dysthymia
, a milder chronic form of depression.
The syndromes include depression, mania, dysthymia
and combinations of these.
I looked up my symptoms and I think I could be at high risk of dysthymia
, a kind of long-drawn-out depression.
I looked up my symptoms and I could be at high risk of dysthymia
, a kind of long, drawn-out depression.