(106) This is unfortunately not unique to gender dysphoria
, as many illnesses and ailments that occur in prison are left unattended until they have reached very dire levels.
NHS Choices describes gender dysphoria
as 'a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.'
In the literature, two major processes are proposed to explain these social judgments: (1) comparatively pessimistic individuals are rejected because they are associated with stigmatized traits, such as displaying nonclinical depressed mood (or dysphoria
); and (2) comparatively optimistic individuals are accepted because they display risk-taking potential (Helweg-Larsen et al., 2002).
If there is an incongruence, this can lead to feelings of dysphoria
. Gender dysphoria
is specifically in reference to the feeling of unease and dissatisfaction with one's assigned gender at birth.
A spokesman for the clinic said: "In the case of children presenting with gender dysphoria
in pre-pubescence, the majority do not end up choosing to undertake physical intervention."
Manning has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria
, the sense of being a woman in a man's body.
According to George Stewart1 of the organization \'Mind\' 1 in 30,000 adult males and 1 in 100,000 adult females suffer from Gender Dysphoria
. Genetic males outnumber females to a greater extent.
Last year Flt Lt Holdom told friends he had been diagnosed with "gender dysphoria
" and expected to become a woman in the next 12 months.
The 59-year-old, referred to as "C", who suffers from gender identity dysphoria
and cannot be named for legal reasons, had challenged a decision of West Berkshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) not to provide the money.
Not many doctors will have come across trans-gender patients, given the relatively low prevalence of gender dysphoria
, itself a term hardly likely to have been included in their prescribed medical school textbooks.
According to TransAustralia (2009), medical researchers define gender dysphoria
as a condition where one has a brain of one sex, and a body of the opposite sex.
In humans, a number of psychological characteristics predict the tendency to choose such foods when stressed, such as restrained or emotional eating, neuroticism, depression and premenstrual dysphoria
, all of which could indicate neurophysiological sensitivity to reinforcing effects of such foods.