If you have it or know someone who does, what is your experience with it? What do you know about it? Does it ever get better? I can't take SSRIs, by the way.
Are we doomed to try to fight this off forever? What helped you?
I am constantly unhappy and there usually isn't much of a reason. I am losing faith in my ability to keep trying and trying when it doesn't get me anywhere.Update:
thank you for your answer, but I hate seeing Dysthymia constantly referred to as "mild" when you are constantly unhappy. You are flat--nothing has the luster in life that a healthy person has. Having so little joy affects your will to continue on.Update 3:
I do know why it is called mild, and I suppose it is when compared to major depression & major depressive episodes, though to me the word just doesn't seem to fit with the disorder.