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I looked up Dysthymia, but I dont understand it, my boyfriend has it, and I'd like to help him, how can I be of support?

Submitted by princess_darkness Tue 05/25/2010

Dysthymic disorder is a form of depression where the symptoms are less severe than major depressive disorder (MDD), but may span a very long period of time (years).

Typical symptoms include sad mood, lack of interest in activities, poor sleep, loss of energy, social withdrawal, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, thoughts of death or suicide, and/or thoughts about hurting one's self. Not everyone has all of these symptoms, particularly the more serious ones.

One of the best ways to help chase away depression is to get active. Do something fun every day, ideally with other people. If that doesn't do the trick, consider therapy.

Best regards,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
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