Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

Persistent depressive Disorder, also may be called Dysthymic Disorder (named dysthymia), has been lately renamed in the updated version of DSM-5 (2013).

Persistent depressive disorderThis illness means an extension of DSM IV-defined general depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. General depression can come before persistent depressive disorder, and depressive incidents may happen during constant depressive disorder.

The symptoms of individuals who have major depressive disorder are the same as people with persistent depressive disorder. Such patients describe their nature as absolutely depressed.

Dysthymia symptoms

  • Sleeplessness or hypersomnia
  • Low self-respect
  • Bad concentration or problems with making choices
  • Feeling desperate

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder. Diagnostics.

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DSM codes

Read more about adjustment disorder codes (DSM). Table of codes here.