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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However, deep inside, the person with dysthymia is engaged in a battle not visible to others-even to those people they love, and who love them.
They had at least ten years of experience in treating patients with dysthymia and had been trained in IPT-B through official courses provided by national experts.
However the new diagnostic category was named as persistent depressive disorder (PDD) instead of chronic depressive disorder The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PDD starts with a brief elucidation that this disorder represents consolidation of chronic MDD and dysthymia defined in DSM-IV The first three criteria for PDD are the same as the DSM-IV criteria for dysthymia.
A meta-analysis of 9 controlled trials of off-label use of antidepressants to treat dysthymia revealed an overall response rate of 52.
Minor depression is similar to major depression and dysthymia, but the symptoms are less severe and/or last for a shorter length of time.
A person suffering from dysthymia may experience many of the same symptoms that occur in major depression, but they are less intense and last much longer--at least two years.
Social adjustment in dysthymia, double depression and episodic major depression.
The criteria for 'subclinical depression' were as follows: two or more simultaneous symptoms of depression, present most or all of the time for at least 2 weeks that are associated with social dysfunction in individuals who do not meet criteria for minor depression, major depression or dysthymia.
You don't see [DMDD] if there's any hint of mania, if there's major depressive disorder," or if there is dysthymia, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pervasive developmental disorders, or separation anxiety, said Dr.
The syndromes include depression, mania, dysthymia and combinations of these.