Few initially transgender youth retransition 5 years after their initial social transition.
Compared with cisgender youth, transgender and gender-questioning youth have increased risk factors and worse outcomes in 5 health domains.
In recent years, psychiatric treatment for LGBTQ+ youth has advanced, however, this community still experiences disproportionate psychiatric morbidity compared with their counterparts. This article discusses strategies to improve digital mental health content for LGBTQ+ youth.
Researchers analyzed data to determine if adult LGBQA+ individuals experience more sexual violence during adolescence and young adulthood than heterosexual individuals.
Access to gender-affirming care is associated with improvements in mental health symptoms among transgender and nonbinary (TNB) youths.
With no large scale studies examining mental health among transgender and nonbinary youth who receive gender affirming hormone therapy (GAHT), researchers investigated connections with access to GAHT and thoughts of suicide, attempted suicide, and depression among transgender and nonbinary youth.
With transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in China subject to minority stress and, as a result a higher risk of adverse mental health issues, researchers aimed to review the findings of the research on transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in that country. By doing so researchers hope to give an outlook to further research that can guide clinical practice and policy.
Investigators searched the PsycINFO/Eric/PsycArticles, PubMed, and Web of Science databases from inception through April 2021 for randomized controlled trials examining means of reducing dating violence among adolescents.
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.
For transgender adults, access to gender-affirming hormones (GAH) during adolescence and adulthood is associated with improved mental health.