Effects Of Anxiety And Depression On Transgendered People

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I have chosen to discuss the effects of anxiety and depression on transgendered people. For this paper I am using Transgender to mean: “ a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex the doctor marked on their birth certificate.” (Gladd.org)
What inspired me to research this social issue is with modern media individuals such as Caitlyn Jenner and television shows such as Orange is the New Black; we are learning more about Transgender. Another inspiration came from my internship. My current internship is working with True Colors, which offers sexual minority and family services. I have already been in contact with someone who is transgendered during my time as an intern. She has talked to me about some of the issues she faces as a Trans woman such as finding a university that will accept her as a woman.
I wanted to learn more about Trans-people and discovered many people who are trans tend to suffer from depression, anxiety or both. There have been some studies done that show there is a greater chance that someone who is transgendered will have a higher chance of developing one of the disorders I have mentioned. The first article I located was titled: Social Support, Trans Community Connectedness, and Mental Health Symptoms Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults. The Article focuses on how people who are in the trans and non-gender conforming community are subjected to Transphobia and Discrimination, and because of this…
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