Definitions

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  • n. A person diagnosed with dysthymia, or dysthymic depression.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to dysthymia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In pathology, affected with despondency; depressed in spirits; dejected.

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Examples

  • People who are chronically a little depressed -- gloomy, grumpy, low energy -- have "dysthymic disorder," a condition with its own risks of job and family problems, as well as episodes of major depression.

    When Gray Days Signal a Problem

  • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) just published the results of six studies, indicating that most adults with dysthymic or moderate depression experience no discernible improvemen ...

    Robert David Jaffee: Medication Can Help The Severely Depressed

  • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) just published the results of six studies, indicating that most adults with dysthymic or moderate depression experience no discernible improvement from taking anti-depressants.

    Robert David Jaffee: Medication Can Help The Severely Depressed

  • After their trip to the diagnosis wars, all that the pro-neurotics ended up with were lousy parentheses: anxiety disorder became anxiety disorder (or anxiety neurosis) and depressive neurosis became dysthymic disorder (or neurotic depression).

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • A similar process could lead to dysthymic disorder or adjustment disorder with depressed mood.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • What the cognitive therapists spell out, and what the psychiatrists only imply, is that depressed people, all depressed people—the melancholic and the neurotic, the endogenous and the reactive, the dysthymic and the majorly depressed—have in common their demoralization, their inability to see a limitless horizon, their despair over the possibility that their longings will never be satisfied.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Patients who in the investigator's judgment presented with a clinically predominant Axis I disorder other than MDD (e.g. dysthymic disorder, eating disorders, Specific phobia, PTSD, OCD, Panic disorder, etc)

    Paxil Study 329 All Over Again?

  • The essential symptom for dysthymic disorder is an almost daily depressed mood for at least two years, but without the necessary criteria for a major depression.

    Stress, Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicide

  • Assessing both ourselves and others, we find ourselves attending to strange categories: reactivity, aloneness, risk and stress, spectrum traits, dysthymic and hyperthymic personality.

    Mind Wide Open

  • New York readers who suffer from chronic depression (dysthymic disorder) as William James did, and who seek modern, free treatment with psychotherapy and/or medication, are encouraged to call the Cornell University Medical Center at (212) 821-0772.

    The Strange Case of William James: An Exchange

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