Hello, I have been finally diagnosed with dysthymia, cyclothymia. I have felt like there was something wrong for years. I just couldn't explain it. I started counceling in my teens. I'm now in my 50's. Several years ago I had a bout with major depression. That put me in a hospital for 6 days. In addition to that I had a husband that had no understanding of the roll he played in the situation. You see he was verbally and emotionally abusive.
I'm working on my emotions and self esteem but it has been very difficult and slow. It has been 5yrs since I was hospitalized. But only 7mo since the current diagnosis. Which I most likely have had since I was a teenager.