What does dysphoria feel like?
“Dysphoria” is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness.
With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with your normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities..
What can cause dysphoria?
Dysphoria is a psychological state that is often caused by or accompanies a mental health condition. Stress, grief, relationship difficulties, and other environmental problems can also cause dysphoria. Most often, dysphoria is a mood, which means someone can have fleeting moments of dysphoria.
Can you be diagnosed with dysphoria?
Gender dysphoria of childhood is not a surgical diagnosis. It is a medical diagnosis that does not require treatment, other than possibly individual or family therapy, until a child reaches puberty. Gender dysphoria is typically diagnosed by a therapist or other mental health professional.
Can gender dysphoria be a phase?
It is not ‘just a trend or a phase’. Gender dysphoria is a serious and persistent condition, psychiatrically distinguishable from other issues of gender-expansive expression or confusion, or sexual orientation that may normally occur during childhood or adolescence.
Can gender dysphoria go away?
According to prospective studies, the majority of children diagnosed with gender dysphoria cease to desire to be the other sex by puberty, with most growing up to identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, with or without therapeutic intervention. If the dysphoria persists during puberty, it is very likely permanent.
What are the symptoms of gender dysphoria?
DiagnosisA marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and primary and/or secondary sex characteristics.A strong desire to be rid of one’s primary and/or secondary sex characteristics.A strong desire for the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics of the other gender.More items…