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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 …