John is a dysthymic.
John has always had a dysthymic personality.
Individuals with dysthymic disorder may experience a change in sleeping and eating patterns, low self-esteem, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and feelings of hopelessness.
Substance abuse, panic disorders, personality disorders, social phobias, and other psychiatric conditions also are found in many dysthymic patients.
Someone can actually suffer from Dysthymic Disorder for years.
Dysthymic disorder, characterized by a chronic but mild state of depression lasting two years or more, affects 1.5 percent of the U.S. population, or 5.7 million adults, each year.
There are two main categories of depressive disorders: major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder.