dysthymia

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noun dys·thy·mia \dis-ˈthī-mē-ə\

Definition of dysthymia

  1. :  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

dysthymic

play \-ˈthī-mik\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of dysthymia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1844


Medical Dictionary

dysthymia

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noun dys·thy·mia \dis-ˈthī-mē-ə\

Medical Definition of dysthymia

  1. :  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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