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Transgender ED Visitors Experience More Marginalization Than Cisgender

Previous studies have found transgender individuals to be 2 to 5 times more likely to have diagnosed depression or anxiety compared with cisgender individuals. They’re also up to 10 times more likely to commit suicide. Given the higher rates of mental illness in the transgender community, the researchers in the current study wanted to explore the characteristics of transgender individuals who visit the emergency department for an acute mental health issue.

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Transgender Youth

Recent studies have shown an increase in depression and suicidality in transgender youth. To learn more about the mental health challenges affecting transgender youth and how clinicians can better support these patients, we interviewed Jason V. Lambrese, MD, staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic’s Lakewood Family Health Canter in Lakewood, Ohio, and Ralph Vetters, MD, MPH, pediatrician and site medical director at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health in Boston.
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Scoping Review of Substance Use Among Sexual and Gender Minorities Finds Most Studies Exclude Women, Transgender Individuals, Ethnic Minorities

With the number of studies reporting sexual orientation and gender identity disparities in mental health rising in the past 20 years, sexual and gender minority individuals have been found to be at a greater risk in accessing and maintaining good health than those identifying as heterosexual. Among the highest disparity are those related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
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