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How different is dysthymia different from major depression?

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Dysthymia involves fewer of the symptoms that happen in major depression. To be diagnosed with dysthymia, adults must have symptoms for at least 2 years and children or teens must have symptoms for 1 year.

From: Mental Health: Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

The Journal of the American Medical Association: “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

The Journal of the American Medical Association: “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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