• Quote of the Day
    "Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be,
    but to find out who we already are and become it."
    Steven Pressfield, posted by David Baxter

HelpingHand

Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
22
Points
1
What's the difference?
I read the thread on page 2? about Dysthymia and Depression. So I got some info there. But what is dysphoria? How does one differentiate?
 

David Baxter

Administrator
Joined
Mar 26, 2004
Messages
38,187
Points
113
Dysphoria isn't a disorder - it simply means unhappiness. From the same root as Euphoria, meaning joy. It's a feeling, a mood, a symptom perhaps. Dysthmia and Depression are disorders or illnesses.
 

HelpingHand

Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
22
Points
1
Thank you for your reply.
Another question.
Do you know of a link between hormone cycles and dysthmia or depression? I've heard it, but I can't remember where.
 

David Baxter

Administrator
Joined
Mar 26, 2004
Messages
38,187
Points
113
Definitely a link between hormones and mood, and between hormones and the neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine) that are linked to conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders.
 

Top Bottom