Depression and Medical Marijuana Dysthymic Disorder and Marijuana Information: Treat Depression With Cannabis

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.

Symptoms include:

  • Sadness or depressed mood most of the day or almost every day
  • Loss of enjoyment in things that were once pleasurable
  • Major change in weight (gain or loss of more than 5% of weight within a month) or appetite
  • Insomnia or excessive sleep almost every day
  • Being physically restless or rundown in a way that is noticeable by others
  • Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness or excessive guilt almost every day
  • Problems with concentration or making decisions almost every day
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide, suicide plan, or suicide attempt

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