In the JournalsPerspective

Many transgender youths avoid disclosing gender to health providers

February 26, 2020
Almost half of transgender youths reported that they had intentionally avoided divulging their gender identity at one point to a health care…

Q&A: LGBT patients with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers face unique challenges

December 23, 2019
Currently, 1.1 million LGBT individuals in the United States are aged 65 years or older, and recent estimates have predicted that this population…

In the Journals

MSM, transgender women who use methamphetamine may benefit from mirtazapine

December 11, 2019
Mirtazapine combined with substance use counseling may reduce methamphetamine use and certain HIV risk behaviors among cisgender men and transgender…

In the Journals

Gender-affirming surgeries reduce mental health treatment in transgender population

November 7, 2019
Transgender individuals who receive gender-affirming surgeries are less likely to require mental health treatment, according to the first total…

CME Article

Compounded Stigma in LGBTQ+ People: A Framework for Understanding the Relationship Between Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness, Trauma, and Sexual Minority Status

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people are sexual minorities and have higher rates of substance use disorders…

CME Article

Facing Stigma and Discrimination as Both a Racial and a Sexual Minority Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) sexual minority people who are also racial minorities (people of color) face…

CME Article

Psychological Assessment and Treatment for LGBTQ+ Patients

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
Mental health providers encounter and provide treatment to patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning…

CME Article

Health Services for LGBTQ+ Patients

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people often struggle to find quality medical and mental health care. It is…

Guest Editorial

Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Population: Improving Cultural Competency in Mental Health Providers

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people experience a range of social, economic, and medical disparities that…

Case Report

Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Women with Dementia

Psychiatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 49 Issue 9
Perceptions surrounding what constitutes inappropriate sexual behavior (ISB) are complicated in patients with dementia. Normal expressions of…

In the Journals

Pregnant transgender men at risk for depression, gender dysphoria

August 26, 2019
Transgender men who become pregnant are at increased risk for depression and gender dysphoria; however, getting the proper medical care can be…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

In the JournalsPerspective

Lack of sleep increases teens’ likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors

June 5, 2019
Adolescents who get less than 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night may be at increased risk for risky sexual behaviors, including engaging in sex without a…

Original Research

Asphyxiophilia: Sexual Distress and Maladjustment Correlates

Psychiatric Annals, May 2019, Volume 49 Issue 5
Asphyxiophilia is the term for sexual arousal derived from the autoerotic restriction of air flow. This study examined the prevalence and selected…

Meeting News

1 in 14 DC teens have exchanged sex

May 3, 2019
ATLANTA — Research presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference highlighted that approximately one in 14 high school…

In the Journals

High burden of mental health conditions warrants multidisciplinary approach in transgender care

January 9, 2019
Australian adults who identify as transgender are more likely than cisgender individuals to have mental health conditions, including depression…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: AAP supports 'gender-affirming care' for youth

November 8, 2018
ORLANDO Fla. — In this video perspective, Michelle Forcier, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and assistant dean of medicine at The Warren…

In the JournalsPerspective

Up to half of transgender teens attempt suicide

September 21, 2018
Between 30% and 51% of transgender teenagers have previously attempted suicide, with the highest rates reported for those who identified as…

In the Journals

Sexual minority youth at increased risk for polysubstance abuse

September 19, 2018
Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual were more likely to use more than one substance — such as alcohol, marijuana and…

In the Journals

Latuda not tied to sexual dysfunction in major depression

August 17, 2018
Results from a secondary analysis of a placebo-controlled trial demonstrated that Latuda was not tied to treatment-related sexual dysfunction in…

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