Dysthymia: A Less Severe form of Depression!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 19th, 2017

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With the exact cause being unknown, dysthymia is a form of depression with fewer symptoms as compared to major depression, and hence, tends to be ignored in majority causes!

Dysthymia is a continuous form of depression with the severity of symptoms varying. However, the symptoms are less severe than major depression and it interferes with daily activities, resulting in other medical conditions. A few signs and symptoms experienced by an individual suffering from dysthymia include:

  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Excessive anger
  • Avoidance of social activities
  • Lack of energy

The exact cause of dysthymia is not known, and hence it goes unnoticed by many. A few individuals even accept it as part of their life and don’t seek any medical help. However, it is important to consult a healthcare specialist as dysthymia reduces the overall quality of life that is important to live a happy and healthy life.

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