By David Joel Miller.
Double Depression – Morning Question #12.
Double Depression is a common term, not a recognized mental health diagnosis. In Double Depression, someone who has Dysthymia, a profound sadness and depressed mood which does not quite meet the criteria for Major Depressive Disorder moves from a little sad and depressed to a lot sad and depressed. They develop a case of Major Depressive Disorder superimposed upon the Dysthymia. People with this condition may see the Major Depression respond to treatment but they are still generally sad. Continued treatment for the Dysthymia is recommended.
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