Definition of dysphoric in English:

dysphoric

adjective & noun

Psychiatry

See dysphoria

  • ‘In addition to a general level of irritability, children with mania also present with extremely impairing dysphoric, explosive episodes that generally occur daily with little or no precipitant.’
  • ‘‘The implication for treatment is that if you ask dysphoric people to recall nice events from their lives it may not make them feel any better,’ Joormann notes.’
  • ‘Although the average depression lasts around six months, those with severe major depression or constant dysphoric depression may have symptoms that last for years.’
  • ‘The data support the idea that depressed or dysphoric individuals exhibit differential response latencies to negative content than do individuals who are not depressed.’
  • ‘They learn ways of working with low mood or dysphoric feelings that are different from the more automatic ways often ingrained in depressed people.’

Pronunciation

dysphoric

/dɪsˈfɒrɪk/