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03 What is dysthymia?




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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

03 What is dysthymia?

A less severe type of depression, dysthymia, involves long-term, chronic symptoms that do not disable, but keep you from functioning at "full steam" or from feeling good. Sometimes people with dysthymia also experience major depressive episodes.

 

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