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What are symptoms of persistent depressive disorder?

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Along with a low mood much of the time, other common symptoms include:

You may be less likely to have weight or sleep changes with PDD than with depression, but tend to withdraw more and have stronger feelings of pessimism and inadequacy.

  • Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Trouble sleeping or daytime sleepiness
  • Poor appetite or eating too much
  • Poor concentration
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trouble concentrating or making decisions

From: Mood Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Dysthymia" and "Cyclothymia." 

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

EMedicine: "Dysthymic Disorder." 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Types of Depression."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)." 

World Health Organization: "What Is Depression?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Persistent Depressive Disorder."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)."

BASC 3: "Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Dysthymia" and "Cyclothymia." 

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

EMedicine: "Dysthymic Disorder." 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Types of Depression."

WebMD Medical Reference: "Cyclothymia (Cyclothymic Disorder)." 

World Health Organization: "What Is Depression?"

National Institute of Mental Health: "Persistent Depressive Disorder."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)."

BASC 3: "Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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