What is double depression?

By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor.

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Double Depression – Morning Question #12.

Double Depression is a common term, not a recognized mental health diagnosis. In Double Depression, someone who has Dysthymia, 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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5 thoughts on “What is double depression?

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  4. That sounds really inconvenient. I heard a lot of bipolars say their “normal” or default mood is actually on the side of mild depression and that they get stuck there for months on end. Dysthymia used to be pretty trendy a few years ago… I think Bipolar II has usurped its lusty crown now. Let’s face it these days the world and his wife seem to be bipolar. And yet some professionals insist the condition is still Underdiagnosed!!! 😉


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