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.
For major depressive disorders, females outnumber males, with a female-to-male ratio of 2:1 during their childbearing years.
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.