Greece people feelings mood Greece

Let's Talk About Dysthymia Vs. Major Depressive Disorder

Reading now: 746
themighty.com

Of all the types of depression that get discussed — major depressive disorder, exogenous depression, endogenous depression, bipolar depression — there’s one type that isn’t talked about very often: dysthymia.

The word comes from Greek, where it is made up of “dys” (bad or ill) and “thymia” (mind or emotions). But in clinical terms, dysthymia has a more exact meaning than “ill humor” or “bad mood.” I had always assumed it came along a scale of severity that ranged from major depression through dysthymia to stability to hypomania to mania.

It could be I was mistaken. Johns Hopkins Medical has this to say: “Dysthymia is a milder, but long-lasting form of depression.

The website mental.guide is an aggregator of articles from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the article if you find it unreliable.

Related articles