What is Dysthymia?

Now known as persistent depressive disorder, dysthymia is a chronic mild form of depression. Symptoms of dysthymia usually last at least two years  and often last for much longer than that. Dysthymia can actually affect your life more seriously because it lasts for a long time. With dysthymia, you may lose interest in normal daily activities with no hope, low self-esteem and a lack of productivity. People with dysthymia are often too critical, constantly complaining and unable to have fun. The symptoms of dysthymia in adults are: Loss of interest in daily activities Feeling sad or depressed Despair Lack...

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