Everyone know euphoria means describe a status of extreme happiness. But what is dysphoria? Dysphoria is opposite to euphoria. Means a status of dissatisfaction. Dysphoria may concern that is a symptom associated with a variety of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression.
How Do You Recognize Dysphoria?
There are many signs from many people experience it differently. Its may come with some signs of depression or mental health problems, such as crying, loss of interest in fun activities, and troubles with eating or sleeping, substance use.
A 2019 reasearch show that dysphoria was linked to more frequent thoughts about the future.
Individuals who have dyshoria told that they have negative thoughts and more unrealistic result of theirs body
A reported show that about 5 percent of the general population experiences dysphoria. Especially, women between ages 25 and 44 at the highest risk.
Dysphoria may appear for a short-time or just suffer. It often can resolves quickly. But if it become long-term dysphoria, it can relate to a mental illness and may cause a higher risk of suicide.
Enviroments stressors such as lost a loved, a stressful work enviroment or family conflict can cause dysphoria.
Some physical health conditions like nutritional deficiencies, thyroid problems, or toxicities may also cause dysphoria. But sometimes it caused by side effect of medicines.
Dysphoria may also cause of some mental health conditions. These are a list of mental illness reported by whose caught dysphoria:
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Personality Disorder
Something You Should Know about Substance Use
Individuals who addicted with alcohol and a mood disorder are likely to experience more dysphoria than anyone else. According to a report, up to 70 percent of people with alcohol addicted report dysphoria during heavy drinking. Others case showed that dysphoria may lead to heavy drinking and heavy drinking may cause by dysphoria. Some people said that their mood will improve when they stop drinking but it not immediate.
Dysphoria also been related to tobacos using. The more using it, the more perceived barriers to smoking cessation.
A reasearch show that dysphoria have the strongest relation with smoking. It may the central cause in the development and maintenance of maladaptive smoking.
A 2019 study published in Addictive Behaviors found that individuals with pain-related anxiety are especially likely to smoke cigarettes to due with feelings of dysphoria.
Gender dysphoria is about a person stressed about their gender identity differs from gender they were assigned at birth.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Dysphoria may also be mentioned about in terms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMDD is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Some obvious sign like physical and psychological symptoms, including moodiness, irritability, depression, and poor self-image. But don’t worry, it can be treated by medication and lifestyles changes.
Start talking immediately to your physician when you have experienced a dysphoric mood more than two weeks. It’s important because your physician will want to rule out any medical conditions or medication interactions that may be causing your dysphoria.
Once physical health issues are ruled out, you will have to meet a mental health professional. They can give adivce about your symptoms and determine if your dysphoria is part of a mental health condition.
Remember treatment depends on what caused dysphoria. Talk therapy, medication, or lifestyle changes, these may be recommended to help improve your mood and assist you in feeling your best.