Dysphoria is a word that turns up often in the literature describing bipolar disorder. By definition, dysphoria is a profound state of unease or a general dissatisfaction with life. From a clinical standpoint, dysphoria suggests a serious depressive episode accompanied by a manic psychosis (the loss of external reality).
Re: BPD BEHAVIORS: Dissociation and Dysphoria « Reply #6 on: March 17, 2007, 09:39:56 AM » Technically dissociation is defined as follows: The capability or process of separating thoughts, emotions, affects, or experiences from one another either purposely or involuntarily.
Most often, dysphoria is a mood, which means someone can have fleeting moments of dysphoria. People can also experience long-term dysphoric states, and long-term dysphoria is often strongly associated with mental health conditions that affect mood such as major depression, mania, and cyclothymia.
Persistent depressive disorder, formerly known as dysthymic disorder (also known as dysthymia), has been recently renamed in the updated DSM-5 (2013). The essential feature of persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) is a depressed mood that occurs for most of the day, for more days than not ...
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although regular PMS and PMDD both have physical and emotional symptoms, PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt your work and damage your relationships.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a category of depression that emerges in particular seasons of the year. Most people notice SAD symptoms starting in the fall and increasing during the winter months, but a few people experience a spring/summer version.
An adjustment disorder/stress response syndrome is not the same as post-traumatic stress disorder . PTSD generally occurs as a reaction to a life-threatening event and tends to last longer. Adjustment disorders/stress response syndromes, on the other hand, are short-term, rarely lasting longer than six months.