Dysthymia is a mild, but
long-lasting form of depression. It’s also called persistent depressive disorder.
with this condition may also have bouts of major depression at times.
Depression is a mood disorder that
affects your body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way you eat and sleep, think
things, and feel about yourself. It’s not the same as being unhappy or in a "blue"
It’s not a sign of weakness or something that can be willed or wished away. People
depression don't choose to be that way nor can they "snap out of it" and get better.
Treatment is key to recovery.
Dysthymia affects women twice as
often as men. Some people may also have depression or bipolar disorder.