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  • Psychiatric Assessments Creating Depression and Suicide among Trans Patients

    Psychiatric Assessments Creating Depression and Suicide among Trans Patients0

    Around forty per cent of transgender people have attempted to take their own lives at some point in time. That’s a shocking, harrowing statistic, supplied by the National Centre for Transgender Equality. And yet, having worked with such patients at my clinic for many years, it’s also not one that surprises me. We need to

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  • Belittling psychiatric assessments are creating a storm of depression and suicide among trans patients

    Belittling psychiatric assessments are creating a storm of depression and suicide among trans patients0

    By Christopher Inglefield, plastic surgeon and medical director at the London Transgender Clinic.  Around forty per cent of transgender people have attempted to take their own lives at some point in time.  That’s a shocking, harrowing statistic, supplied by the National Centre for Transgender Equality. And yet, having worked with such patients at my clinic for

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  • New therapeutic target for depression identified0

    Depression is one of the most widespread disorders that affects society, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, it is estimated that 4 million people are affected in Spain. There are different pharmacological treatments for depression, mainly therapies that act on the serotonin system -the so-called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). However, it has

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