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The Difference Between Gender dysphoria and Body Dysmorphia

The Difference Between Gender dysphoria and Body Dysmorphia

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Gender Dysphoria and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Body Dysmorphia) are psychological conditions and terms that are often placed in conjunction with one another; while both are important and hard conditions to deal with, they are very different. The usage of these terms accompanies other errors often in the differentiation between sex and gender. Since these psychological phenomena are so prevalent in literature and the media, in order to understand those with gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia, we must look at the differences between the definitions of the two.

Understanding Gender dysphoria and Gender Non-conformity

Understanding Gender dysphoria and Gender Non-conformity

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We are all assigned a gender at birth. As newborns, we don’t question how our bodies look and feel, but as we grow, insecurities and curiosities start creeping in. Have you ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin? Have you ever had an out of body experience? Have you not been able to express who you truly are? These are some of the emotions a transgender child routinely feels.