dysphoria n : abnormal depression and discontent [ant: euphoria]
EtymologyFrom δυσφορία from δύσφορος, from δυσ- + φέρω.
Dysphoria (from Greek δύσφορος (dysphoros), from δυσ-, difficult, and φέρω, to bear) is generally characterized as an unpleasant or uncomfortable mood, such as sadness (depressed mood), anxiety, irritability, or restlessness. Etymologically, it is the opposite of euphoria.
Dysphoria refers only to a condition of mood and may be experienced in response to ordinary life events, such as illness or grief. Additionally, it is a feature of many psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Dysphoria is usually experienced during depressive episodes, but in people with bipolar disorder, it may also be experienced during manic or hypomanic episodes. Dysphoria in the context of a mood disorder indicates a heightened risk of suicide. and selective ĸ-opioid agonists. Dysphoria is also one of the symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Conditions related to dysphoriaThe following conditions may include dysphoria as a major component or symptom.
- Clinical depression (unipolar) and dysthymia
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- General anxiety disorder
- Gender identity disorder, sometimes called gender dysphoria
- Personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder and avoidant personality disorder
- Substance withdrawal
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- "Dysphoria." Alleydog.com Psychology Glossary.
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