Is anhedonia a mental illness?
Anhedonia refers to the reduced ability to experience pleasure. It has had an important place in many aspects of psychopathology since it was first described in the previous century,2 and is still a feature of several types of psychiatric disorders and maladaptive behaviors.
Is dysthymia a form of bipolar?
These depressive disorders (major depression, dysthymia) are different from bipolar disorder in that (with these individuals) there has never been a manic, mixed, or hypomanic episode;7 in bipolar disorder, the mood alternates between episodes of persistent pathological sadness and episodes of extreme happiness and
What is dysthymia called now?
Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. You may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity, and have low self-esteem and an overall feeling of inadequacy.