"People see me as a queen of drama, I feel lonely, my mind is like being imprisoned," I said.
The problem he faces continues into adulthood. His work performance declined because he had trouble concentrating and remembering something. He failed again and again to develop loving relationships because of it.
Once he tried antidepressants, but that only made him feel worse. At the age of 32, in 2016, he met a therapist who diagnosed him with dystaemia.
Katy's story was published in an article in the Lancashire Post. At a glance, if people do not know the story of Katy's life since she was young, we will only see her have a bad day and her mood will deteriorate. Some people who experience something similar to Katy often ignore the psychological conditions of this type. In fact, a variety of larger problems are waiting if they do not immediately determine the trigger of changes in their emotions and find no solution.
Dystimia, "soft" depression that can cause dangerDystimia, or also persistent depressive disorder (PDD), is one of the mental disorders listed in the US Psychiatric Manual, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This is the condition in which a person suffers from prolonged depression, at least two consecutive years in the adult or one year in the child and the adolescent.
According to MayoClinic, patients with dystaemia will have difficulty feeling happy, which is often considered a bad mood. The symptoms are those experienced by Katy, as well as sleep disturbances, loss of appetite or quite the opposite, irritability, feeling of guilt when remembering the past and the feeling of constantly losing hope.
In people under 21, Dystimia may be associated with a high risk of personality disorders and drug or alcohol abuse. In addition, although classified as "mild" depression, dys- dysia can simultaneously promote the onset of major depression or double depression. In a state of severe depression, it is not impossible for someone to be hurt or suicidal.
Root of the dystemic problem
Psychiatric experts have not yet determined the exact cause of being hit or depressed. It is possible that this is related to genetic factors, but in some patients with dystaemia, there is no family history with similar problems. There is also the possibility of abnormal functions in the brain that are at the root of the dystrophy problem.
Brett Wingeier, CTO and one of the initiators of Halo Neuroscience, in Forbes, explain in more detail the dystrophic brain disturbance factors.
He said that when beautiful moments occur, the human brain releases chemical compounds that regulate feelings of happiness. Thus, even when a bitter event occurs, the brain system activates chemical compounds associated with feelings of sadness. Under normal circumstances, this brain function is balanced. However, in people with dystaemia, a system of regulation of negative feelings will be much more active and the mood control system does not respond well to pleasant conditions.
In addition to these two possibilities, dystimia would also be affected by adverse events in a person's relationship or work, physical illness and the effects of medication.