Persistent Depressive Disorder

Persistent depressive disorder refers to two depressive states. One is dysthymia, which is a low-level type of depression. The other is chronic major depression. Neither types of depression lift for a period of more than two years. You could have persistent depressive disorder if you have these symptoms:

  • Eating too little or too much
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Having very little energy
  • Feeling worthless
  • Difficulty in concentrating or decision-making
  • Feeling life is pointless