dysphoric dysphoric  /dɪs ˈfɔ rɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) generalized feeling of distress

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Usage(s):

  1. Caplan believes that premenstrual dysphoric disorder--essentially high-octane PMS--doesn't belong in the medical literature.
  2. Caplan believes that premenstrual dysphoric disorder essentially high-octane PMS doesn't belong in the medical literature.

News

  1. PMDD, An Extreme, Debilitating Form Of PMS, Now Officially Classified As A Mental Disorder

    'PMS on Steroids' Now Officially Classified As A Mental Disorder Health Legal Women who experience severe anxiety and depression leading up to the onset of their menstrual periods now have an official, diagnosable mental disorder. The name of the disorder is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, and it differs from run-of-the-mill PMS in its intensity. While PMS affects about 85 percent of ...
    on October 23, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Why some women don't want severe PMS categorized as a mental disorder

    After years of sitting on the fence, the American Psychiatric Association's updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), used by doctors across the country to categorize mental illnesses, has recognized the more severe and rare premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) as a serious and medically treatable condition. However, an NPR report reveals that not all women are happy about its new ...
    on October 21, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  3. Debilitating PMS Now Officially a Mental Disorder

    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder — the "PMS on steroids" that affects about one percent of women — was formally recognized as a distinct mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association's newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. That's good news for the women who have life-interfering depression and ... More »        
    on October 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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