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Species Dysphoria is similar to gender dysphoria, in that the person believes that they were born into the wrong body. However, instead of gender, the afflicted person believes that they were born as the wrong species, generally a non-human animal.[1]

It is not the same as clinical lycanthropy, because most species-dysphoric individuals do not "shift", as they are "trapped".

“according to the LGBTQ+ community, species-dysphoric people also own this term as an umbrella for more individual genders who also experience gender dysphoria

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Other communities that experience species dysphoria are the otherkin and therian communities.

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