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Cyclothymia vs. Dysthymia

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Cyclothymianoun

(medicine) A chronic mental disturbance characterized by mood swings and depression.

Dysthymianoun

A tendency to be depressed, without hope.

Cyclothymianoun

a mild bipolar disorder.

Dysthymianoun

(psychiatry) A form of clinical depression, characterized by low-grade depression which lasts at least 2 years.

Cyclothymianoun

a mild bipolar disorder that persists over a long time

Dysthymianoun

mild chronic depression;

‘I thought she had just been in a bad mood for thirty years, but the doctor called it dysthymia’;

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Cyclothymia

Cyclothymia, also known as cyclothymic disorder is a mental and behavioural disorder that involves numerous periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of elevated mood. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode.

Dysthymia

Dysthymia, also known as persistent depressive disorder (PDD), is a mental and behavioral disorder, specifically a disorder primarily of mood, consisting of the same cognitive and physical problems as depression, but with longer-lasting symptoms. The concept was coined by Robert Spitzer as a replacement for the term in the late 1970s.In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), dysthymia is a serious state of chronic depression, which persists for at least two years (one year for children and adolescents).

‘depressive personality’;

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