Relationship Between Depression And Anxiety

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For the midterm paper I have chosen to discuss the relationship between depression and anxiety in transgender 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.” (
The reason I chose this social issue is with modern media with individuals such as Caitlyn Jenner and shows like Orange is the New Black; we are learning more about Transgender. 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 found 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 amongst other things. Because of what they are subjected to the people of this community are at a higher risk to certain mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. This is an important area to discuss, because mental health goes hand and hand with life satisfaction. Another article I found, to see the link between anxiety and depression in trans people was titled: Anxiety and depression in
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