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dysthymia

[dis-thahy-mee-uh] /dɪsˈθaɪ mi ə/
noun
1.
depression; despondency or a tendency to be despondent.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin < Greek dysthymía; see dys-, -thymia
Related forms
dysthymic, adjective
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  • dysthymia-- a milder form of depression that can last for years, if not treated.
British Dictionary definitions for dysthymia

dysthymia

/dɪsˈθaɪmɪə/
noun (psychiatry)
1.
the characteristics of the neurotic and introverted, including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviour
2.
(obsolete) a relatively mild depression
Derived Forms
dysthymic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek dusthumia, from dys- + thumos mind
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dysthymia in Medicine

dysthymia dys·thy·mi·a (dĭs-thī'mē-ə)
n.
A mood disorder characterized by despondency or mild depression.


dys·thy'mic adj.
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dysthymia in Science
dysthymia
  (dĭs-thī'mē-ə)   
A mood disorder characterized by chronic mild depression.
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