The Year in Review: Mental Health

Background

Over the years mental health problems have been associated with transgender people looking for medical gender confirming treatment, However, some of those studies present with serious limitations. [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim of this presentation is to describe some of the main studies published investigating mental health problems in the transgender population since the last EPATH meeting. [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

An electronic search of literature was conducted using the following search engines: ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed from May 2015 till February 2017. Within each search engine, the following search terms... [ view full abstract ]

Results

A total of 26 studies were identified regarding mental health problems in transgender people during this period. The studies were primarily in adults living in western societies. These studies will be described briefly during... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Findings are conclusive that mental health problems, primarily depression and anxiety, are more common among transgender people not on treatment when compared to the cisgender population. Over the last years studies appear to... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Jon Arcelus (Nottingham Center for Gender Dysphoria)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Plenary

Session

PLS-4 » Plenary Session IV: the Year in Review (09:00 - Saturday, 8th April, Pacific)

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