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I AM NOT SURE IF THE WORD IS DYSHYMIA OR DYSTHYMIA, can you

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I AM NOT SURE IF THE WORD IS DYSHYMIA OR DYSTHYMIA, can you please help me?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

Dysthymic Disorder is characterized by - Depressed mood for most of the day, for more days than not, for at least 2 years. In this disorder,patients complain that they have always been depressed.

Key features noted are
(1) low-grade chronicity for at least 2 years.
(2) insidious onset with origin often in childhood or adolescence.
(3) persistent or intermittent course.

You can find more information here.

Dysthymic Disorder

I hope it helps.

Regards
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 8 years ago.
Hello mam,

Do you have any other query?

Best wishes

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