Dysthymia is a very long-term low mood, wherein people feel depressed, demotivated and fatigued for most of at least two years. Symptoms include decreased appetite, sleep disturbances, low self-esteem, pessimism and lack of motivation.
In 2007, females aged 16-85 years had a higher rate of mental health disorders in the 12 months prior to survey interview than did males . In 2007, almost half of Australians aged 16-85 years reported that they would have met the criteria for a diagnosis of a mental disorder at some point in their life.
There are a number of effective treatment approaches to help treat dysthymic disorder (also known as dysthymia). psychotherapy combined with antidepressant medication.
The combination of the two was whoppingly more effective than either one alone,? noted the researchers.