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High rates of psychiatric diagnoses are found in young transgender women

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1657 (Published 22 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1657
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Transgender women have a high prevalence of major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance dependence, research published in JAMA Paediatrics has found.1

The study of 298 sexually active transgender women aged 16 to 29 years found that 41% had one or more mental health or substance dependence diagnoses, and nearly one in five had two or more psychiatric …

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