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dysthymic disorder

 
a chronic mood disorder characterized by depressed feeling (sad, blue, low), loss of interest or pleasure in one's usual activities, and other symptoms typical of depression but tending to be longer in duration and less severe than in major depressive disorder.
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dys·thy·mi·a

(dis-thī'mē-ă),
A chronic mood disorder manifested as depression for most of the day, more days than not, accompanied by some of the following symptoms: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness. See: mood disorders, endogenous depression, exogenous depression.
[dys- + G. thymos, mind, emotion]
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dysthymia

(dĭs-thī′mē-ə)
n.
A mood disorder characterized by depressive symptoms that persist for two or more years, sometimes subsiding for short periods of time. Also called persistent depressive disorder.

dys·thy′mic adj.
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dys·thy·mi·a

(dis-thī'mē-ă)
A chronic mood disorder manifested as depression for most of the day, more days than not, accompanied by some of the following symptoms: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self-esteem, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness.
See: endogenous depression, exogenous depression
[dys- + G. thymos, mind, emotion]
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dysthymia

A degree of depression not amounting to a severe psychosis.
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Fue evaluado un primer modelo (M1) de dos factores correlacionados, eutimia y distimia; luego de ello, un segundo modelo (M2) que agrupa todos los items en un solo factor, con un factor de metodo independiente asociado a los items del factor eutimia (items invertidos).
En el grupo de adolescentes se identifica la presencia de desordenes mentales (especialmente depresion y distimia), abuso de sustancias psicoactivas, antecedentes familiares de suicidio, experiencias de abuso sexual, presencia de trastornos de la conducta, violencia intrafamiliar, fallas academicas, eventos vitales recientes como la muerte de un familiar o amigo, disminucion de la autoestima, sensacion de vacio afectivo, sensacion de desesperanza hacia el futuro (12).
Os pacientes com distimia apresentam-se, em relacao aqueles com Transtornos Depressivos Maiores, com sintomas mais brandos, porem mais cronicos (Brunoni, 2008).
En el caso de la distimia, se ha hallado que el curso de la entidad es fluctuante con exacerbaciones (lo que podria interpretarse como un sentido de discontinuidad, desconexion y autoria que se pierden y recuperan abruptamente) que podian clasificarse en un episodio depresivo mayor, segun Akiskal.
Por su parte, en el GC-3 es posible codificar si el episodio depresivo grave es de tipo reactivo o no, y crea la categoria "distimia con desarrollo neurotico", equivalente a la antigua categoria "neurosis depresiva".