Persistent depressive disorder

PDD; Chronic depression; Depression - chronic

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic (ongoing) type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low. But, symptoms are not as severe as with major depression.

Persistent depressive disorder used to be called dysthymia.

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Symptoms

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Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional