Mental health

Hormone therapy associated with positive changes in appearance, mental health for transgender and nonbinary youth

The largest study of its kind ever conducted in the US highlights the impact of gender-affirming hormone therapy on the psychosocial functioning and mental health of transgender and non-binary youth. A multicenter study of more than 300 transgender and nonbinary youth funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study results show that undergoing gender-affirming …

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Trans and non-binary teens benefit from gender-affirming care, study shows

CP Hoffman, senior policy associate at the National Center for Transgender Equality, tells SELF that policies denying trans people gender-affirming care are especially dangerous for teens already going through a tumultuous puberty. “If you think about the general trauma of adolescence, there is so much body horror associated with it,” they say. “You watch your …

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Hormone therapy associated with positive changes in appearance, mental health for transgender and nonbinary youth

The largest study of its kind ever conducted in the US highlights the impact of gender-affirming hormone therapy on the psychosocial functioning and mental health of transgender and non-binary youth. A multicenter study of more than 300 transgender and nonbinary youth funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study results show that undergoing gender-affirming …

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Nassau mental health, drug treatment for teens at home, on campus

Teens with severe mental health or drug problems can avoid psychiatric emergency rooms or hospitalization under a new Nassau program that provides services in their homes and schools. The Youth Assertive Community Treatment program aims to reduce the trauma young people can experience in emergency room visits or psychiatric hospital stays, said Jeffrey Friedman, CEO …

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Youth who feel loved, optimistic and happy are more likely to maintain good cardiometabolic health in adulthood

Teens who report feeling optimism, happiness, self-esteem, belonging, and love are more likely to experience favorable cardiometabolic health (CMH) patterns 2 decades later, according to new data published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Also, according to the study authors, the effect was most pronounced among black youth. “Observational and interventional research suggests …

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