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The Symptoms of Dysthymia
By Dr Grace Graham
Introduction
• As a practicing psychologist in Plano, Texas, Dr. Grace
Graham sees patients with a wide variety of disorde...
Dysthymia
• The symptoms of dysthymia vary on a case-by-case
basis, but typically include feelings of sadness on an
ongoin...
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The Symptoms of Dysthymia

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The Symptoms of Dysthymia

  1. 1. The Symptoms of Dysthymia By Dr Grace Graham
  2. 2. Introduction • As a practicing psychologist in Plano, Texas, Dr. Grace Graham sees patients with a wide variety of disorders. For example, Dr. Grace Graham helps individuals who are struggling with mood disorders, such as dysthymia, or chronic low-grade depression. Dysthymia is a form of depression that is considered relatively minor compared to major depression. However, while it has fewer and less severe symptoms than full-blown depression, it still has a major negative effect on a person’s overall quality of life. Due to the chronic nature of the condition, individuals can have dysthymia for years at a time. This period of time might also be interspersed with instances of major depression, in which the person’s symptoms become more severe.
  3. 3. Dysthymia • The symptoms of dysthymia vary on a case-by-case basis, but typically include feelings of sadness on an ongoing basis and difficulty enjoying activities that used to be enjoyable. Those with dysthymia might have difficulty sleeping at night, or they might sleep for excessive amounts of time. Having a lack of energy, experiencing unreasonable feelings of guilt, and exhibiting low self-esteem are some other possible signs of a problem. Those who are concerned that they may have dysthymia or a related mood disorder should see a mental health professional to get help.

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