Dysthymic Disorder Symptoms

(Also Known As: Disthymic Disorder Symptoms, Dysthymia Symptoms, Depression Symptoms, Neurotic Depression Symptoms, Mood Disorder Symptoms, Chronic Depression Symptoms, Depression - Chronic Symptoms, Persistent Depressive Disorder Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Dysthymic Disorder?

The symptoms of Dysthymic Disorder (often known as Dysthymia) are the same as those of major depression but not as intense and include the following:

  • Persistent sad or empty feelings
  • Difficulty sleeping (sleeping too much or too little)
  • Insomnia (early morning awakening)
  • Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Loss of interest or the ability to enjoy oneself
  • Loss of energy or fatigue4
  • Difficulty concentrating, thinking or making decisions
  • Changes in appetite (overeating or loss of appetite)
  • Observable mental and physical sluggishness
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Could You Have Dysthymic Disorder?

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