Depression continues to threaten humanity across the globe, with nearly half of the suicidal cases involving depressed individuals. The number of people having depressive episodes at least once a day continues to rise significantly, with the American adult population leading the pack.
Dysthymic Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by chronic mildly depressed or irritable mood that lasts for 2 years or more. It is less severe and has fewer symptoms than Major Depression. The symptoms of dysthymia are the same as those of major depression but fewer in number and not as intense.