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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Remarkably, the mean age of the early-onset dysthymic patients (33.
With regard to suicidal thoughts, two-thirds of our major depressive patients and only one-third of our purely dysthymic patients had positive life-time histories.
Symptomatology in dysthymic and major depressive disorder.
Dividing the patient population into a dysthymic and non-dysthymic group substantially reduced the number of patients in each group.
We finally repeated the analysis for the group of dysthymic patients, and found no significant differences between treatments (p = 0.