What is Dysthemia?

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    A mild but long-term form of depression.
    Very common
    More than 3 million US cases per year
    Treatable by a medical professional
    Requires a medical diagnosis
    Lab tests or imaging often required
    Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
    Dysthymia is defined as a low mood occurring for at least two years, along with at least two other symptoms of depression.
    Examples of symptoms include lost interest in normal activities, hopelessness, low self-esteem, low appetite, low energy, sleep changes, and poor concentration.
    Treatments include medications and talk therapy.
    Ages affected
    0-2
    Never
    3-5
    Very rare
    6-13
    Common
    14-18
    Common
    19-40
    Very common
    41-60
    Very common
    60+
    Very common

    Consult a doctor for medical advice

    Sources: Mayo Clinic and others. Learn more
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