What is Persistent Depressive Disorder? Signs to be aware of

From Insomnia to poor appetite, here are some of the symptoms of Dysthymia that we should know about.

Published on Feb 27, 2024 07:00 PM IST 6 Photos

Persistent Depressive Disorder, also known as Dysthymia , is a long-lasting form of Depression. In this condition, a person may experience bouts of depression and mood shifts. "Individuals with PDD often experience feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem, and a lack of interest or pleasure in most activities. Unlike major depressive disorder, the symptoms of PDD may be less severe but tend to be more enduring. This condition can significantly impair daily functioning and quality of life, affecting various aspects such as work, relationships, and overall well-being," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian. Here are some signs of Dysthymia we should know of.(Unsplash)

People with PDD may suffer from low self-esteem and low self-confidence. They fail to see their own abilities. (Unsplash)

They also suffer from fatigue and absence of energy. They fail to perform daily tasks because of being burdened with overthinking and negative thoughts. (Unsplash)


They feel hopeless and helpless and often isolate themselves from social situations. (Unsplash)

They either have poor appetite or overeating symptoms. They also have sleeping disorders. (Unsplash)