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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A more likely explanation for the lack of response to medication seems to be the diagnostic complexity often seen in dysthymic patients.
However, treatment with Hypericum showed no efficacy on any of the measures in treating dysthymic disorders.
Stressful life events and coping styles in relation to dysthymic and major depressive disorder: variations associated with alleviating symptoms following pharmacotherapy.