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Glossary for Dysthymia

  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Behavioral disorders: Disorders affecting behavior and emotional wellbeing
  • Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
  • Cyclothymic disorder: This disorder is a mild form of bipolar II disorder consisting of recurrent mood disturbances between hypomania and dysthymic mood.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Depressive disorders: Depression or its various related conditions.
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Detachment: Inappropriate loss of interest or involvement.
  • Double Depression: Double depression occurs when someone with dysthymia experiences an episode of major depression.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Mood disorders: Disorders that affect a persons mood
  • Myxedema: Skin and tissue disorder usually due to hypothyroidism
  • Postpartum depression: The occurrence of depression in a woman that occurs after the birth of a child
  • Psychiatric disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychotic disorders: Psychiatric disorders with mental detachment from reality
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Substance induced mood disorder: A substance induced mood disorder is characterized by depressions or manic episodes which develop during either a time when the person is taking a medication which causes the depression or the manic symptoms, a time when the person is intoxicated by a drug ,a time when the person is withdrawing from an intoxicating drug.
  • Velocardiofacial syndrome: A genetic disorder which can present with a wide range of phenotypic manifestations which has lead to a number of different names being assigned to the various presentations e.g. DiGeorge Syndrome and Cayler Anomaly Face Syndrome. There are nearly 200 different symptoms that can occur and the severity of the condition is also highly variable depending on the nature and severity of the symptoms that are present.


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