Skip to content

Depression Health Center

Dysthymia Directory

With dysthymia (chronic low mood), depression symptoms are less severe but can last for a longer period of time. Causes are not definite but may include brain chemistry changes involving serotonin. Symptoms are persistent sadness, sleep problems, insomnia, feelings of guilt, loss of interest and energy, and more. Possible treatments include medications, therapy, and other options. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how dysthymia is caused, how to treat it, and much more.

Medical Reference


Thumbnail: The Sneaky Symptoms of Depression

WebMD can help you recognize depression -- and find relief

Read Full Article

Slideshows & Images

News Archive

Today on WebMD

Differences between feeling depressed and feeling blue.
jk rowling
Famous people who've struggled with persistent sadness.
depressed man sitting on hallway floor
Learn the truth about this serious illness.
Sad woman looking out of the window
Tips to stay the treatment course.
unhappy teen boy
Health Check
jk rowling
Pills with smiley faces
Teen girl huddled outside house
Depressed man sitting in hospital hallway
antidepressants slideshow
pill bottle
Winding path