Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)
A mood disorder consisting of the same cognitive and physical problems as in , with less severe but longer-lasting symptoms.
About Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
There are different types and severities of . Some only arise under certain circumstances, for example after giving birth.
The most common form of is known as . People experience several typical symptoms such as feeling low, exhaustion, joylessness and a lack of motivation for at least two weeks. Depending on how many symptoms a person has and how severe they are, depression is classed as mild, moderate or severe.
Some people have a milder change in their mood that is similar to . They feel unsettled, unhappy and down, but this does not affect their everyday lives as much as depression. The symptoms change from day to day and week to week. If the symptoms last for at least two years, it is considered to be a called dysthymia. Although the symptoms are not as severe as typical depression, dysthymia can be just as distressing because it lasts so long…