Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mood disorder characterized by periodic depression.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Mental depression.

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  • noun A tendency to be depressed, without hope.
  • noun psychiatry One form of clinical depression, characterized by low-grade depression which lasts at least 2 years.

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  • noun mild chronic depression

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin dysthȳmia, from Greek dusthūmiā, despondency : dus-, dys- + -thūmiā, -thymia.]

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From Ancient Greek δυσθυμία (dysthymia, "melancholy"), from δυσ- (dys-, "bad") + θυμός (thymos, "spirit, courage").

Examples

  • There are varying degrees of the condition, from major depression, the most severe form, to a less debilitating but still serious version called dysthymia.

    The Life You Want

  • There are varying degrees of the condition, from major depression, the most severe form, to a less debilitating but still serious version called dysthymia.

    The Life You Want

  • There are varying degrees of the condition, from major depression, the most severe form, to a less debilitating but still serious version called dysthymia.

    The Life You Want

  • If you are feeling "down," you are suffering from depression that is usually short-lived and readily treatable (called dysthymia).

    Depression -- There is a Way Out

  • All participants had either major depression or a type of chronic depression called dysthymia, or a combination of both.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • All participants had either major depression or a type of chronic depression called dysthymia, or a combination of both.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • For now Prozac's most popular unapproved target is "dysthymia," or chronic discontent that falls short of clinical depression.

    The Culture Of Prozac

  • (F33), and persistent mood disorders such as dysthymia and cyclothymia (F34).

    IMT Home

  • (F33), and persistent mood disorders such as dysthymia and cyclothymia (F34).

    IMT Home

  • "dysthymia", which by definition is a mild form of depressive disorder, but without the crippling severity of major depression.

    Blogtimore, Hon

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