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An emotional state characterized by anxiety, depression, or unease.

[New Latin, from Greek dusphoriā, distress, from dusphoros, hard to bear : dus-, dys- + -phoros, -phorous.]

dys·phor′ic (-fôr′ĭk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dysphoric - generalized feeling of distressdysphoric - generalized feeling of distress  
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
euphoric - exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation


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Consequences of methodological decisions on the diagnosis of late luteal phase dysphoric disorder.
Unlike most women, those who experience an especially debilitating form of premenstrual syndrome--a medical condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)--show abnormal responses to stress, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
By contrast, a male-gender dysphoric person might be attracted to other men, but perceive his true nature to be female and so would not consider the attraction to be homosexual.
Antidepressants such as Prozac can be prescribed for the minority of women with the particularly severe form of PMS - pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder.
Paxil[R] for obsessive compulsive disorder, Serafem[R] for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, Neurontin[R] for diabetic neuropathy)
They cover such topics as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, the effects of hormonal contraception, psychiatric disorders in pregnancy and postpartum, the effects of induced abortion and pregnancy loss and of infertility and infertility treatments, perimenopause and menopause, female-specific cancers, and gender issues in the treatment of mental illness, including those involving substance abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): The syndrome of more severe depression, irritability and tension occurring seven to 14 days prior to the start of the menstrual period is known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) (also called late-luteal phase dysphoric disorder).
Bearing that in mind, consider that the current manual contains some 370 mental disorders, including such things as Sibling Rivalry Disorder, Mathematics Disorder, Caffeine Related Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder -- the latest term for PMS.
He said: "She was diagnosed as being gender dysphoric and had breast augmentation, which I paid for costing pounds 4,500.
To underscore the farce, O'Meara reprints a sentence from Lilly's letter to medical professionals: "Prozac [is] no longer authorized for treatment of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).
relief from primarily mood-related symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a condition that causes many of the same symptoms as PMS, but with more intensity.
For some time, clinicians have recognized that dysphoric youth engage in high risk behaviors, specifically substance abuse and early sexual activity.