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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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In May PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) was for the first time given its own classification code and classified as a gynaecological not psychiatric illness in the WHO's new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, potentially impacting future prescription and reimbursement of both SSRIs and Sepranolone for PMDD.
John revealed his sister suffered from premenstrual dysphoric disorder - which is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.
The 2012 Bake Off winnerwho runs a cookery school inWrightington, Lancashire, tweeted that Victoria Cunningham, who suffers from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), had been found 'just in time' -reports Mirror Online
The 2012 Bake Off winner tweeted that Victoria Cunningham, who suffers from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), had been found 'just in time'.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a health problem similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) but is more serious.
Additionally, women's mental health is impacted by hormonal factors and conditions such as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, postpartum depression and menopause.
Flexible workplace policies will also aid women whose mental health is affected during their period or for a minority of women who suffer severe symptoms known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
showed that PMS scores and anger scores were associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.17 Bowen R et al.
Her symptoms are caused by a severe form of premenstrual tension known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) which is thought to affect as many as one in 20 women in the UK.
(2014) examined whether plys and tracks occasioned different levels of the IE in dysphoric and non-dysphoric students.
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