Definition of dysthymic in English:

dysthymic

adjective & noun

Psychiatry
  • See dysthymia

    • ‘Today, St. John's wort is used for depression, dysthymic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, menopause, migraine, fibromyalgia and a variety of back pain syndromes.’
    • ‘Significant acting out frequently occurs among children and adolescents with major depression and dysthymic disorder.’
    • ‘Patients were recruited through screening and referral, with 1,801 depressed or dysthymic elderly patients randomized to usual care or to the intervention.’
    • ‘Unipolar depression has been classified into three mood disorders: Major depressive disorders, dysthymic disorders, and depressive disorders not otherwise specified.’
    • ‘In addition, youth with dysthymic disorder are at risk for developing major depression.’

Pronunciation

dysthymic

/-ˈTHīmik/