persistent depressive disorder


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persistent depressive disorder

n.
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Only and finally did DSM-5 (8) add a specifier "with anxious distress" for both MDD and persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), although this specifier still avoids the word "anxiety" in the description of its symptomatology.
Dysthymia has been renamed persistent depressive disorder. Major depression has some notable changes.
DSM-5 has subsumed chronic major depression and dysthymia under the unified heading of persistent depressive disorder.

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