Last Updated: September 3, 2019

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Definition - What does Dysphoria mean?

Dysphoria refers to a generalized dissatisfaction with life or a state of unease. The term is often used within the context of gender dysphoria which means to be dissatisfied or uneasy with one's gender. Another common use is body dysphoria which is a dissatisfaction of how a person looks that goes above and beyond the general dissatisfaction most people experience upon occasion.

Kinkly explains Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria generally means that one is not comfortable in one's own gender. This state of dysphoria can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. It can also include emotional distress. Gender dysphoria can include the discontent and individual feels for either or both the sex or gender that they were assigned at birth. The opposite of dysphoria is euphoria.

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