Dysthymia is the name for persistent depressive disorder. This condition is also known as chronic depression or long-term depressive disorder. Symptoms of dysthymia can include loss of interest in daily activities, ongoing feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem. The symptoms of dysthymia may last for years in many cases.
To learn more about long-term, chronic depression, explore answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dysthymia.