Study Looks at Transgender Veterans | January 11, 2015

The first large, controlled study of health disparities between clinically diagnosed transgender and non-transgender patients showed that transgender veterans had a significantly greater prevalence of numerous psychiatric and medical conditions. The study is based on the medical records of more than 5,000 patients treated in the Veterans Health Administration. In the current study, transgender veterans were significantly more likely to suffer from all ten of the mental health conditions examined, including depression, suicide thoughts or intentions, serious mental illness, and post-traumatic stress disorder. An article on the study is available until February 6, 2016 on the LBGT Health website.

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