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Dysthymia

Moods-Dysthymic

A chronically depressed mood that occurs for most of the day more days than not (as observed by observation of others). These symptoms are so pervasive, the individual may not notice or report them, unless prompted. About 6% of the population will experience this disorder.

Two or more symptoms present to a significant degree:

  • Poor appetite or overbearing
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Low self esteem
  • Poor concentration, low interest
  • Difficulty of incapability in decision making
  • Feeling of hopelessness, Self-criticism
  • Lack of interest in events

The individual has not been diagnosed with depression
The disturbance causes marked impairment with occupation, social activities or relationships
Hospitalization may be needed to prevent harm to self or others



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