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Persistent mild depression.
melancholy, misery, sadness, unhappiness, sorrow, woe, gloom, gloominess, dejection, downheartedness, despondency, dispiritedness, low spirits, heavy-heartedness, moroseness, discouragement, despair, desolation, dolefulness, moodiness, pessimism, hopelessnessView synonyms
- ‘Like major depression, dysthymia can be treated with supportive therapy that provides advice, reassurance, sympathy, and education.’
- ‘Teplin and colleagues say they are especially concerned about the high rates of depression and dysthymia in detained youth.’
- ‘Elderly persons also may have minor depression or dysthymia, which might be amenable to treatment with medication or behavioral intervention.’
- ‘None of the studies included in our review specifically examined minor depressive disorder, mild presentations of a major depressive disorder, or dysthymia.’
- ‘You may be suffering from low-grade depression, formally known as dysthymia, which is milder and tougher to identify than acute depression.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek dusthumia.
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