KaraLea, Glad you clarified that.
Here's the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for dysthymia:
1.Occurs over a 2 year period (1 year for children and adolescents), presence of depressed mood.
2.Sx cause clinically significant distress in social, occupational, and other important areas of functioning.
3. Presence of 2 or more of the following:
Decreased or increased appetite
Insomnia or hypersomnia
Anergia or chronic fatigue
Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
Perceived inability to cope with routine responsibilities
Feelings of hopelessness and despair
Pessimistic about the future, brooding over the past, or feeling sorry for self
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Hope the info helps.