ABSTRACT: Dysthymia has recently been diagnosed as its own unique subdivision of depression. What distinguishes dysthymia from Major Depressive Disorders is both the severity and length of the depression condition observed. Recent research suggests that psychotherapeutic treatment either administered alone, or occasionally in tandem with a pharmaceutical therapy yields the best results. Progressive interdisciplinary research indicates that an even greater scrutiny of a patient’s exact social circumstances should be assessed and discussed with the patient. RESEARCH SUMMARY: Recent scientific research has focused on clarifying the difference between Major Depressive Disorders and dysthymia. Experts now believe that if this distinction between..