What is species dysphoria?

Species dysphoria is the experience of dysphoria and dysmorphia involving the belief of one's body being the wrong species. A person may not be happy with their body image and may hallucinate or think of themselves as an animal of some sort.

How do members experience species dysphoria?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with species dysphoria*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for species dysphoria*

Who has species dysphoria on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 23
20s 31
30s 11
40s 0
50s 2
60s 2
70+ 0

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 22
Female 36