Major Depressive Disorder vs Dysthymic Disorder

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Major Depressive Disorder vs Dysthymic Disorder:

What are the findings in major depressive disorder?

At lease five of the following symptoms:

• Depressed mood.

• Sleep disorder.

• Anhedonia (lack of interest).

• Guilt.

• Lack of energy.

• Lack of concentration.

• Loss of appetite.

• Psychomotor agitation or retardation.

• Thoughts of suicide.

What are the findings in dysthymic disorder (dysthymia)?

Less intense than major depressive disorder. Some findings include:

• Low energy.

• Altered sleeping and eating habits.

• Low self-esteem.

• Anhedonia.

Additional Reading:

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