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Therapy and Treatment Options for Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

While the classic depression, officially called Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), gets the most attention, there are actually different kinds of depressive disorders. Your niece may be experiencing Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), also known as dysthymia. With PDD, the depression itself may be less severe than seen in Major Depressive Disorder, but it lasts much longer — at least two years to meet the formal diagnostic criteria.

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