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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Euphoria And Dysphoria

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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: 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

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