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 (such as eating and sleeping disturbances, fatigue, and poor self-esteem)

called also dysthymic disorder

Other Words from dysthymia

dysthymic \-ˈthī-mik \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of dysthymia

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dysthymia

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dysthymia

noun
dys·thy·mia | \dis-ˈthī-mē-ə \

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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