from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A state of feeling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort and suffering from restlessness, malaise, depression or anxiety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, impatience under affliction; a state of dissatisfaction, restlessness, fidgeting, or inquietude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormal depression and discontent


New Latin, from Greek dusphoriā, distress, from dusphoros, hard to bear : dus-, dys- + -phoros, -phorous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek δυσφορία (dusphoria, "excessive pain"), from δύσφορος (dusphoros, "grievous"), from δυσ- (dus-, "bad") + φέρω (phero, "I bear, carry"). (Wiktionary)


  • Gender identity disorder (GID)/gender dysphoria is a little known but much misunderstood congenital intersex condition, which is clinically diagnosable and treatable.

    Sugar and spice and all things neurobiological

  • If people were aware that gender dysphoria is experienced by at least 1 in 500 people, transgenderism would increasingly be seen for what it is – a natural variation in gendering.

    A rose by any other name

  • When associated with irritability, this mood combination is termed dysphoria 105.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • However, the exact meaning of the word dysphoria seems to be rather vague, and its use is often confusing.

    Signal 46

  • On one of his file cabinets, he’s tacked up a flyer from a British parents’ advocacy group that reads: “Gender dysphoria is increasingly understood … as having biological origins,” and describes “small parts of the brain” as “progressing along different pathways.”

    A Boy's Life

  • Furthermore, by maintaining the illusion that gender dysphoria is incredibly rare, gender-repartists such as Zucker can assure parents that it’s extremely unlikely their gender-variant child will become “transsexual” and suggest that all the child needs is some minor gender-repairs.

    A rose by any other name

  • The majority of Lesbians and gays have refused to go into hiding or buy the crap which conflates same-sex attraction with gender "dysphoria".


  • In addition, a new diagnostic category—temper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria TDD—has been proposed for the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-V, the psychiatric bible relied upon by doctors and insurance companies.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Oxfordshire PCT has been operating what amounts to a blanket funding ban of core surgical procedures for gender dysphoria treatment.

    Sugar and spice and all things neurobiological

  • Please show your support and sign this petition requesting that Oxfordshire PCT addresses the inconsistencies in its gender dysphoria policy.

    Sugar and spice and all things neurobiological


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