Species dysphoria  

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Species Dysphoria is a condition in which someone feels they are meant to be a non-human creature (most likely an animal) as if they are "an animal trapped in a human body." It is in no way related to Clinical Lycanthropy, which is the delusion of having been transformed into a wolf or otherwise perceiving oneself as physically being a wolf. It is under heavy dispute that there is any comparison between this and gender dysphoria, as the latter is a symptom of a medically recognized condition with scientific explanations beyond just as a mental disorder, while Species Dysphoria is seen as only a subculture that may come with other medical overtones. This can related to therianthropy, when someone feels that they are an animal in a spiritual or psychological way.

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