Vincent M. Wales
has worn many hats over the years, including writing instructor, essayist, Big Brother, freethought activist, wannabe rock star, and award-winning novelist. He has also been a suicide prevention crisis counselor and is currently co-host of The Psych Central Show
, an award-winning, weekly podcast on psychology and mental health. His novels fall under the umbrella of “speculative fiction,” including fantasy, dystopian future, and the series of memoirs of the metahuman, Dynamistress
. A native of Pennsylvania, he now resides in Sacramento, California.
by Vincent M. Wales
Persistent depressive disorder (formerly known as dysthymic disorder or dysthymia) is just what it sounds like: depression that persists.