What is Dysthemia? Home › Forums › Group Forums › Depression › Dysthymia › What is Dysthemia? Tagged: dysthemia This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by gpd 2 years ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts December 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm #370 gpdModerator 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 Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.