One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life.The opposite of euphoria
- ‘One study examines the impact of psychosocial intervention and medication on post-heart attack dysphoria; another examines a stress- and anger-management intervention.’
- ‘There is, in fact, evidence that benzodiazepines are of greater benefit when used to treat either patients with moderate to high levels of anxiety or dysphoria.’
- ‘Researchers found that sociotropy and negative affect were nonspecifically and positively correlated with both dysphoria and anxiety in 485 undergraduates.’
- ‘Post has suggested a clinical continuum of euphoria, dysphoria and paranoid psychosis that occurs with regular cocaine use that is related to dosage, genetics and previous exposure.’
- ‘While both tasks resulted in an improved mood for the nondysphoric participants, only the distraction task lifted the spirits of those with dysphoria.’
Mid 19th century: from Greek dusphoria, from dusphoros ‘hard to bear’.
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