dysthymic disorder


noun

a psychiatric disorder characterized by generalized depression that lasts for at least a year

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Medical definitions for dysthymic disorder

dysthymic disorder

n.

A chronic disturbance of mood lasting at least two years in adults or one year in children, characterized by recurrent periods of mild depression and such symptoms as insomnia, tearfulness, and pessimism.
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