You hear it all the time: Hold on. Like storms, your depression will pass.
But what if it doesn’t.
For millions who experience persistent depressive disorder (PDD,) formerly known as dysthymia,
depression can last for months or years.
Symptoms of PDD are similar to major depressive disorder (MDD,) but are milder and persistent (chronic.)
People with this condition may also have bouts of major depression at times.
This week’s guest Lori lives with chronic depression. She has also had MDD, and the differences are clear to her.
This 25-minute episode describes how being chronically depressed can erode hope, as well as aspects of life.