Young Transgender Women May Have Increased Likelihood Of Mental Health Issues

Reuters (3/21, Seaman) reports that young transgender women appear to have an increased likelihood of mental health issues, including addiction or depression, the findings of a 300-patient study published online March 21 in JAMA Pediatrics suggest.

HealthDay (3/21, Mozes) points out that “mental health and substance abuse issues are roughly two to four times greater among these transgender women than among the US population at large,” the study found.

According to MedPage Today (3/21, Walker), an accompanying editorial observed, “Timely and appropriate care for transgender adolescents and young adults is imperative to help them achieve health and wellness.” The study received financial support from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Related Links:

— “Depression, addiction common among young transgender women,” Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, March 21, 2016.

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