dysthymia


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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.

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]

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.

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]

dysthymia

A degree of depression not amounting to a severe psychosis.
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(50,51,52) Similar comorbidity of an anxiety disorder (including PTSD) and depressive disorder (including Dysthymia) were seen in 7.32 % (N=3) of patients in our study.
The proposal for the introduction of a novel diagnostic category of chronic depression consisting of dysthymia, double depression, and chronic MDD (6) was considered and accepted during the development of DSM-5.
Present study also showed a higher prevalence of mood disorders including major depressive disorders and dysthymia of about 18% comprising 50% of the spouses having psychiatric morbidity.
[10,11] In addition to antipsychotic effects, preliminary reports suggest that amisulpride may have antidepressant effects in dysthymia. Amisulpride has been shown to be as effective as comparator in humans in clinical studies in patients with dysthymia and/or major depression.
The number and severity of these symptoms may or may not warrant a DSM diagnosis of dysthymia or major depressive disorder.
[ClickPress, Mon Jul 21 2014] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Dysthymia Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 provides data on the Dysthymia clinical trial scenario.