Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Dysphoria: a downward shift in the tone of mood (sadness) accompanied by irritability. The opposite of euphoria.
I definitely have this. However, I don't blame anyone. I take full responsibility for my moods. I suppose it's normal to have down swings; everybody does. It becomes a problem if you can't pull yourself out of it. When dysphoria strikes, I just crash on the couch and watch "Titianic." Yes, it's a depressing movie and I always cry at the end (the clock scene? OMG!), but when I think about how tough other people have it, I feel much better. Unfortunately, I've developed a fear of cruise ships.
Not mentioning this to Dr. Channing.