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dysthymia

dysthymia

noun dys·thy·mia \dis-ˈthī-mē-ə\

Definition of DYSTHYMIA

:  a mood disorder characterized by chronic mildly depressed or irritable mood often accompanied by other symptoms (as eating and sleeping disturbances, fatigue, and poor self-esteem) —called also dysthymic disorder
dys·thy·mic \-ˈthī-mik\ adjective or noun

Origin of DYSTHYMIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1844

dysthymia

noun dys·thy·mia \dis-ˈthī-mē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSTHYMIA

:  a mood disorder characterized by chronic mildly depressed or irritable mood often accompanied by other symptoms (as eating and sleeping disturbances, fatigue, and poor self-esteem)—called also dysthymic disorder

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