Do you have a persistent feeling of sadness that you can’t explain? Then it’s possible you might get a diagnosis of dysthymia disorder, now referred to in the medical community as persistent depressive disorder (PDD) combining dysthymia and chronic major depressive disorder, according to Very Well Mind.
While you might experience some forms of depression even if things are going well for you otherwise, there’s no doubt that experiencing dysthymia disorder can impact all areas of your life from relationships to even your physical well-being. Read on to learn more about it…
What Is Dysthymia Disorder (Or PDD)?
According to Healthline, dysthymia is considered a form of chronic depression, meaning it’s been ongoing for years. “Like other types of depression, PDD causes continuous feelings of deep sadness and hopelessness,” says the source.
However, while PDD can interfere with the enjoyment of everyday activities, PDD is less severe than some other forms of depression. Luckily, there are several treatment options available which we’ll discuss later in this article.