The Free Dictionary(*)  about dysphoria:

  • An emotional state characterized by anxiety, depression, or unease.
  • (Psychiatry) a feeling of being ill at ease
  • A state of anxiety or restlessness.
  • A state or mood of dissatisfaction, restlessness, or anxiety
  • Abnormal depression and discontent

(*), 2015

See Gender Cloud: there are transgender people who do need care, but who are not dysphoric.


  • Dysphoria can arise when specialists wait too long before treatment starts
  • Waiting for visible dysphoria is cruel: people have to wait too long before they get help

Click here for more information about Gender Dysphoria vs Being Transgender