The WHO ensures that by 2020 Depression will be the leading cause of disability and death in the world, and it is that currently there are more than a million people who die from this disease.
A depression is characterized by being sad, not wanting to go out or do anything, have low self-esteem and feelings of inferiority.
Dysthymia is a mild, but chronic form of Depression.The symptoms are less intense but last for years. Let's see the symptoms of each of them:
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), used worldwide by Psychologists and Psychiatrists, Depression is characterized for experiencing 5 or more of the following symptoms in the same 2-week period:
If all criteria for Major Depression are met on an ongoing basis for at least 2 years, we would be talking about a chronic major depressive disorder or a Dysthymia
IMPORTANT: If you think that you have a problem, that you cannot solve by yourself, do not hesitate to go to a Psychologist. You can access it through the Social Security Family Doctor, who will refer you to the specialist and will attend you for free.
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