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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-01-02 01:58:57

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'dysthmia' for 'dysthymia'

Dysthymia is mild, chronic depression. If you try to pronounce ‘dysthmia,’ it comes out sounding like ‘dismal,’ which is how dysthymics feel. About 500 ghits:

Dysthmia literally means “ill humoured” and captures well the subjective and objective experience of the disorders. Life lacks color and definition.

A less severe type of depression, dysthmia, involves long term, ... Sometimes people with dysthmia also experience major depressive episodes.

What is dysthmia? Dysthmia is a milder form of affective disorder. Persons experience chronic unhappiness.

Dysthmia is a particularly insidious form of the disease. A low-grade depression whose most prominent symptoms include absence of pleasure or interest …



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