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What is the difference between euphoria and dysphoria?

What is the difference between euphoria and dysphoria?

High and low: Euphoria is excessive happiness and perhaps grandiosity; dysphoria refers to depression. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Swann
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Euphoria (Definition)

Euphoria generally means a state of great happiness or well-being. In non-medical contexts, it's wonderful to feel euphoric. "peak experiences" involving spirituality, family, or nature can lead to euphoria. However, euphoria may also occur artificially, as a drug effect, or as a result of brain injury or mania. In these cases euphoria may point to the need to ...Read more


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What is gender dysphoria?

What is gender dysphoria?

A Big Mismatch: Gender dysphoria is a psychological term refering to the distress & unhappiness felt by individuals whose gender as assigned when they were born does not match the gender they identify as - that is, the gender they feel themselves to be. The american psychiatric association defines gd as emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”. ...Read more

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Gender dysphoria, what to do?

Gender dysphoria, what to do?

Gender Dysphoria: Greetings!
The best thing to do is to speak to a mental health care provider like a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can offer counseling to help you work through your feelings.
I hope this helps,
Dr. M ...Read more

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Gender dysphoria, what to do now?

Gender dysphoria, what to do now?

Talk, Seek Support: American Psychiatric Assn defines "Gender Dysphoria" as sustained emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” To learn more, u might want to start w/ resources here: http://bit. Ly/1soVs1w U might esp find these. Helpful: a) an online support network -like tgboards. Com ; b) talking to a trans*-competent mental health professional. ...Read more

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How can I deal with gender dysphoria before I can transition?

How can I deal with gender dysphoria before I can transition?

Talk, Seek Support: American Psychiatric Assn defines "Gender Dysphoria" as sustained emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender & assigned gender.” To learn more, u might want to start w/ resources here: http://bit. Ly/1soVs1w U might esp find these. Helpful: a) an online support network -like tgboards. Com ; b) talking to a trans*-competent mental health professional. ...Read more

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My boyfriend just told me he has gender dysphoria. What can I do?

Talk Much, Ask Q's: Having a truly intimate relationship wi/someone requires us 2 make ourselves vulnerable 2 them. (i once read:"intimacy="into-me-see.") ur partner has shared critical info u need 4 making free decisions 4 urself. To honor urself/ur partner/ ur relationship: a) talk much w/ur partner, w/others u love & w/ a therapist/gender specialist; 2) ask many questions; 3) get informed (see http://bit. Ly/132zj. ...Read more

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Where/how can I get a voluntary partial penectomy, on the basis of life-long gender and body dysphoria?

Where/how can I get a voluntary partial penectomy, on the basis of life-long gender and body dysphoria?

Gender specialist...: ...Can help guide u. Consult w/ a psychologist or psychiatrist who has knowledge/expertise working w/persons experiencing gender dysphoria/body dysphoria - esp. A clinician member of the world professional association for transgender health (wpath. Org). See current wpath medical/mental health standards of care. Surgeon should require specialist's certification that u'd be making informed decision. ...Read more

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How do you treat dysphoria?

Pleasant Events: Dysphoria can be related to many things. It is important to try to establish whether there is an underlying medical or biological cause. But absent that, pleasant events is one of the best ways to help overcome dysphoria. Also, developing and engaging in meaningful relationships can help as well. ...Read more

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What's the definition of dysphoria?

What's the definition of dysphoria?

Dysphoria: This comes from the greek words meaning "difficult to bear". It is experiencing intense feelings of depression or discontent or indifference to the surroundings. ...Read more

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What medications can be used in dysphoria?

What medications can be used in dysphoria?

Any Antidepressant: Dysphoria is a mild depression that has lasted for at least two years. You can treat that with any depression medicine but would consider therapy as well to address the life/environmental changes needed to heal and release the sadness for good. You deserve to be happy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is dysphoria and what can bring it on?

What is dysphoria and what can bring it on?

Sadness: "dysphoria" is sadness or feeling depressed. We use it differently than the word "depression." the latter is a formal diagnosis ; requires certain criteria be met. Whereas dysphoria is more of a symptom, descriptive of how someone feels.

In other words, you cannot have depression without dysphoric, but you can be dysphoric without having depression.

What can bring it on? Too much to list. ...Read more

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What is dysphoria and how should you treat it?

Pleasant Events: Dysphoria can be related to many things. It is important to try to establish whether there is an underlying medical or biological cause. But absent that, pleasant events is one of the best ways to help overcome dysphoria. Also, developing and engaging in meaningful relationships can help as well. ...Read more

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How do you control dysphoria before transitioning?

Transitioning from: What to what? This could be a simple question about going from home to work, or from living to dying. Too vague. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dysphoria?

What is the definition or description of: Dysphoria?

Anything that: "bums you out." It's the opposite of Euphoria, which is a "high" or anything that causes elation. Dysphoria, in a more clinical sense, usually is associated with depression, as in sadness, negative thinking, crabbiness, pessimism, etc. ...Read more

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My boyfriend just told me he has gender dysphoria. I have no idea how to help him. What are some resources we have?

Talk Much, Ask Q's: Having a truly intimate relationship wi/someone requires us 2 make ourselves vulnerable 2 them. (i once read:"intimacy="into-me-see.") ur partner has shared critical info u need 4 making free decisions 4 urself. To honor urself/ur partner/ ur relationship: a) talk much w/ur partner, w/others u love & w/ a therapist/gender specialist; 2) ask many questions; 3) get informed (see http://bit. Ly/132zj. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite to manic dysphoria and what is it called?

Not really: The basic problem that we have in understanding mood disorders is that we seem to be "stuck" with the idea that bipolar disorders have to have two primary states. But, as you point out, manic dysphoria (energized but unpleasant moods) doesn't reallly fit this model. I guess the closest answer would be calm or lethargic euphoria. Since that has low mental energy and happy feelings. ...Read more

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Is binocular dysphoria an actual condition? If it is, could be hazardous for our health? Also, is it created by 3d?

Is binocular dysphoria an actual condition? If it is, could be hazardous for our health? Also, is it created by 3d?

"Pop" claim: This is a hypothesized concern that after using 3d headsets, people's eyes might not adjust to the real world and this might cause traffic mishaps and so forth. Despite its having been mentioned as early as 1994 by its principal advocate, I could find no peer-reviewed work to support its existence. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for gender dysphoria? I'm 18 years old. Would it be safe to go for SRS?

Is there any treatment for gender dysphoria? I'm 18 years old. Would it be safe to go for SRS?

Guidance, Advocacy: Strongly suggest contacting a psychologist who has training & experience working w/ ppl w/ gender dysphoria -esp. A member of WPATH (wpath. Org), the organization that sets standards of care 4 trans* & gender non-conforming persons. Psychologist can help u figure out how 2live your life in a way that feels right 4u. Also can help inform u abt medical treatments available 2u & can help u acess them! ...Read more

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What will my doctor do or say about that I might have gender dysphoria?

Hard to predict: We would like to think that physicians and other health professionals would be open-minded and non-judgmental in terms of their patients' medical or psychological conditions. Unfortunately, these caregivers may share their own personal biases and disapproval with you. Pcp's are not likely to address gender dysphoria issues, and referral to a mental health professional would be appropropriate. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, but can't afford therapist anymore. I live in Middle Tennessee.

Not sure what your: Question in. The 3 free/ sliding scale clinics in Maury County don't appear to provide behavioral Health Care. However, Maury Country doesn't seem to be too far from Nashville (judging by a state-map). There are 24 clinics in Nashville area that provide some form of free or sliding fee scale treatment. Please see if any of these are appropriate. See: https://www. Freeclinics. Com/cit/tn-nashville ...Read more

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I have gender dysphoria and major anxiety issues, how and where can I find immediate treatment for this in gainesville georgia? Also no insurance

I have gender dysphoria and major anxiety issues, how and where can I find immediate treatment for this in gainesville georgia? Also no insurance

"Someone Cares" ATL: Suggest U contact Someone Cares, an Atlanta-based organization: http://www. Someonecaresatl. Org/#! programs---services/cee5 They have services 4 trans* -identified persons & they do some outreach outside of Atlanta. But if U cannot find help in Gainesville & could travel 2 ATL, feel free 2 call The Highland Psych Collaborative. My colleague, Mick Rehrig (clinical social worker), may be able 2 help. ...Read more

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Is there any test that can be done at home to confirm Gender Dysphoria? I'm having it for 10 years. But my parents think it's in my mind.

Is there any test that can be done at home to confirm Gender Dysphoria? I'm having it for 10 years. But my parents think it's in my mind.

WPATH Referral: Find a trans*competent mental health professional - a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, licensed professional counselor, etc. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health has a a provider referral service here: http://www. Wpath. Org/site_page. Cfm? Pk_association_webpage_menu=1414 ...Read more

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Should I go have a mental evaluation if I might have gender dysphoria? Can I get the hormones from my general doctor?

Should I go have a mental evaluation if I might have gender dysphoria? Can I get the hormones from my general doctor?

Trans-competent Docs: It sounds like you could use some guidance & education. You'll be more likely to get what you want & need if you become a very well-informed advocate for yourself. Try connecting w/transyouth family allies (http://www. Imatyfa. Org) &/or gender spectrum (http://www. Genderspectrum. Org). And if you have any supportive family members &/or friends, consider getting them involved in your mission! ...Read more

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At 20yo, I've suffered gender dysphoria my entire life. What steps do I need to take to get a hysterectomy for my dysphoria regarding menstruation?

At 20yo, I've suffered gender dysphoria my entire life. What steps do I need to take to get a hysterectomy for my dysphoria regarding menstruation?

WPATH SOC 7: Read the Standards of Care (7th Ed) published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health which you can find here at www. Wpath. Org Surgeons following the SOC require 2 letters from trans*-competent mental health professionals documenting your dysphoria & suitability for the surgery. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increase gender dysphoria symptoms?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increase gender dysphoria symptoms?

Gender dysphoria is: A marked incongruence between one’s experienced / expressed gender and assigned gender (dsm-5). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may have general mood effects in either/both a positive/negative direction in an individual but no specific impact on the gender issue itself. Seek appropriate help for any distressing symptoms you experience. Speak with your prescriber about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) concerns. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get a sense of euphoria naturally?

What are some ways to get a sense of euphoria naturally?

Many: It depends on what you enjoy personally, but some ways include: dancing, music, enjoying nature, holotropic breathwork (sometimes) and falling in love. Some seek euphoria through the use of psychedelic substances like mushrooms, lsd, etc -- and some indigenous people use similar things in ceremony. But these aren't necessarily "natural" to other cultures, and euphoria is not the goal either. ...Read more

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I have these weird/amazing feelings that something good will happen. What causes this feeling of euphoria?

I have these weird/amazing feelings that something good will happen. What causes this feeling of euphoria?

A few possibilities: Possibilities include medications or recreational drugs; certain types of seizures; bipolar disorder (manic depression); brain injury or tumor; a personality style that needs to idealize ("always see the bright side"). One issue is time course: lasts a few minutes, weeks, all the time? Best to have an evaluation in person. Start with your primary care doctor, or a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is euphoria? Mania?

What is euphoria? Mania?

Mania & euphoria: Euphoria is possible without being bipolar or manic, but can also appear in a bipolar person's initial stages of mania. S/he feels confident, buoyant, ready to take on anything. Mind feels sharp & clear. Sounds pleasant, no? But then the episode intensifies into full mania, with increasing loss of judgment, restlessness, impulsivity, decreasing need for sleep, rapid speech, irritability, etc. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol cause euphoria?

Why does alcohol cause euphoria?

Alcohol Euphoria: Alcohol stimulates Dopamine receptors in the brain & causes Endorphins release which causes euphoria. ...Read more

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Does amantadine bring on euphoria?

Does amantadine bring on euphoria?

Possibly: Amantadine is a medication approved to treat the flu and is used as an anti-parkinson agent. There are a number of psychiatric side effects including psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, hallucinations and confusion. With so many psychiatric side effects one might interpret a person becoming euphoric. Recent evidence suggests it is not as effective as previously reported. ...Read more

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Which drugs give a patient euphoria?

Too many: To list, but classically opioids, like oxycodone or hydromorphone, are most notorious for this. ...Read more

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How can I get euphoria from meditation?

That's not the goal: Meditation (mindfulness) aims the practitioner toward awareness and acceptance. The less we struggle against reality, the more calm and effective we can be. We have more energy for things that we want to do and to keep ourselves healthy. Some may find it easier to be happy more often, so in that way you might get to use that word - euphoria. But it is not the intended goal. Find a group. Try it. ...Read more

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Do people get euphoria feeling on any of the add meds?

Do people get euphoria feeling on any of the add meds?

Possibly: Stimulants can produce a high but add patients usually react by feeling calm relaxed and focused. ...Read more

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Which is better the red ferrari, hot sex. Or euphoria for men?

Which is better the red ferrari, hot sex. Or euphoria for men?

Progression?: #1 or #2 can lead to #3. Remember, the same may apply for a woman. ...Read more

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Is euphoria produced by a ligand or the blocking of a ligand? Please advise!

No: Euphoria is a complicated emotion and mental state, and likely involves multiple brain areas as well as different neurotransmitters, and not a single ligand or blocking of one. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend suffer euphoria syndrome in my school, how to cure euphoria syndrom?

??: What is euphoria syndrom? The reason you aren't getting any answers is that people here aren't sure what you are asking. Please clarify what you mean by euphoria syndrom? ...Read more

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Why do I feel euphoria even though I havn't smoked in years. Headaches that interfere with my life?

Why do I feel euphoria even though I havn't smoked in years. Headaches that interfere with my life?

Probably migraine: I am not sure about meaning of " feeling high" in your question. How ever if you are having severe and frequent headaches then you probably have migraines. A neurologist can help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of excitement / euphoria when you are drunk?

What is the cause of excitement / euphoria when you are drunk?

Euphoria: Dopamine (da) and opioid peptide neurons that act at both the ventral tegmental area (vta) and the nucleus accumbens are activated during alcohol use. ...Read more

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My sister has euphoria syndrome. What are the best treatments?

Mania: There is no official diagnosis of euphoria syndrome. An assessment of what is going on is needed to make a diagnosis and then recommend treatment. It can be part of bipolar disorder with mania, a drug reaction, a neurologic condition or drug abuse. The treatments would all be very different, but in all cases the condition is serious and should be evaluated by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how are cigarettes addictive if there is no high or euphoria?

Can you tell me, how are cigarettes addictive if there is no high or euphoria?

Nicotine=addictive: When people first start smoking cigarettes, they do often get "high" and "euphoric." nicotine is one of the drugs that causes tolerance at its receptor - where more and more is needed over time and does less and less, so doses are escalated, and when stopped abruptly results in withdrawal - irritability, muscle spasms, insomnia, trouble concentrating. This is addiction. ...Read more

Dysphoria (Definition)

"bums you out." It's the opposite of Euphoria, which is a "high" or anything that causes elation. Dysphoria, in a more clinical sense, usually is associated with depression, as in sadness, negative ...Read more