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. People with dysthymia may be thought of as being unhappy and complaining.
Treatments include medications and talk therapy.
Last Updated Jun 13, 2017