Dysthymic disorder develops in early adulthood in those diagnosed lives. People with dysthymia will have a gloomy look on life and their depression is daily. They tend to be negative and have low self-esteem. Happiness is a thing of the past for these patients. Many ignore their problem and ignore their depression for years. A person can have dysthymic disorder and another clinical depressive disorder at the same time (Double Depression). Causes of this disorder include genetics, social isolation, changes in the serotonin and chronic stress. Symptoms include:
Bad decision making
Loss of short-term memory
Negative thoughts. Having dysthymia is more likely to develop a personality disorder over a period of time. Dysthmymia can be broken down into to two types, anxious and anergic dysthymia. Anxious dysthymia pateints have low self-esteem and restlessness.