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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25) discussed the progression of depression in five stages and considered dysthymia, double depression, and chronic major depression as milestones of the third or later stages.
The data reported by Keller cover treatment for 89 individuals with chronic major depression and 123 with double depression.
0) HDRS score 18 (8) Diagnosis Major depressive episode 58 (55%) Dysthymia 18 (17%) Recurrent depressive disorder 19 (18%) Minor depression/adjustment disorder 5 (5%) Double depression 5 (5%) Abbreviations: CMMSE = Cantonese version of the Mini-Mental State Examination; DAD = Disability Assessment for Dementia scale; CIRS = Cumulative Illness Rating Scale; CVRF = No.