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What are the signs and symptoms of dysthymia?

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�Sadness or depressed mood most of the day or almost every day

�Loss of enjoyment in things that were once pleasurable

�Major change in weight or appetite

�Insomnia or excessive sleep almost every day

�Being physically restless or rundown

�Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day

�Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or excessive guilt almost every day

�Problems with concentration or making decisions almost every day

�Recurring thoughts of death or suicide, suicide plan, or suicide attempt

From: Dysthymia (Mild, Chronic Depression) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What Is Depression?” "Dysthymic Disorder Among Adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Dysthymic Disorder: When Depression Lingers.”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II , Rodale, 2006.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 07, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: “What Is Depression?” "Dysthymic Disorder Among Adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Dysthymic Disorder: When Depression Lingers.”

Fieve, R. Bipolar II , Rodale, 2006.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV).

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 07, 2017

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