Psychiatry

The Transgender and Gender Diverse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Nexus: A Systematic Review.

Introduction: Prior work suggests an increased prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) among transgender and/or gender diverse (TGD) individuals. This systematic review summarizes primary literature on TGD/ADHD experience. …

Centering the needs of transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse populations in neuroendocrine models of gender-affirming hormone therapy.

The majority of studies attempting to address the healthcare needs of the millions of transgender, non-binary, and/or gender diverse (TNG) individuals rely on human subjects, overlooking the benefits of translational research in animal models. …

Experiences of LGBTQ Psychiatrists in Residency. [In press]

'X' Marks The Transgressive Gender: A Qualitative Exploration of Legal Gender Affirmation.

Purpose: Gender affirmation for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender diverse (“trans”) persons can include legal name and/or gender marker changes. Gender marker choice has become more complex with increasing availability of a gender-neutral “X” …

Swapping Gender is a Snap(chat): Limitations of (Trans) Gendered Legibility Within Binary Digital and Human Filters.

In May 2019 the photographic cellphone application Snapchat released two company-generated image filters that were officially dubbed “My Twin” and “My Other Twin,” though users and media labeled them as feminine and masculine,respectively. While …

Self(ie)-Recognition: Authenticity, Passing, and Trans Embodied Imaginaries. [accepted]

Women, Opioids and Addiction

In the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic, the United States continues to struggle with an ongoing opioid epidemic, initially fueled by widespread prescribing of opioid medications during the 1990s. The primary reason for prescribing opioids …

Prevalence and minority-stress correlates of past 12-month prescription drug misuse in a national sample of transgender and gender nonbinary adults: Results from the U.S. Transgender Survey

Background Prescription drug (PD) misuse, particularly opioid misuse, is a major US public health concern. While transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) individuals experience numerous health disparities, including substance use disparities, little …

Trans. Visible. Unapologetic.

Cultivating Compassion While Battling Exhaustion