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Dysthymia vs. Dysphoria

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Dysthymianoun

A tendency to be depressed, without hope.

Dysphorianoun

A state of feeling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort and suffering from restlessness, malaise, depression or anxiety.

Dysthymianoun

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

Dysphorianoun

(LGBT) gender dysphoria.

Dysthymianoun

mild chronic depression;

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

Dysphorianoun

Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets.

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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’;

Dysphorianoun

abnormal depression and discontent

Dysphoria

Dysphoria (from Greek: δύσφορος (dysphoros), δυσ-, meaning difficult; and φέρω, pherō meaning ) is a profound state of unease or dissatisfaction. It is the opposite of euphoria.

‘to bear’;

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