Persistent Depressive Disorder (dysthymia)

Symptoms

  • 2 or more of the following: Poor appetite, insomnia, low self esteem, low energy, impaired concentration, hopelessness
  • Causing distress and impaired function
  • Sx present most days, lasting > 2y
  • Sx not explained by other medical condition, substance abuse
  • Of note, if meet criteria for Major Depression, then that would be the dx