dysthymia

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dysthymia

[‚dis′thī·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Any childhood condition caused by malfunction of the thymus.
(psychology)
A mood disorder characterized by chronic depression for a period of at least 2 years. Also known as depressive neurosis.
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The data reported by Keller cover treatment for 89 individuals with chronic major depression and 123 with double depression.
These patients fell into two categories: those with depression and double depression on initial evaluation (active disease; n = 137) and those with dysthymia or sub-clinical symptoms (symptoms only; n = 129).
Serzone and CBT-CD will be evaluated separately and in combination during acute and continuation treatment of patients with chronic major depression and double depression.