Gender & Sexuality


A Primer on Transgender Care

Most psychiatrists have not been specifically trained in treating transgender patients. This is a problem, because as society has become more accepting of sexual and gender diversity, more of your patients are likely to divulge to you their transgender identity.

Sexual and Gender Diversity: Practice Tips

Sexual and Gender Diversity: Practic Tips - The Carlat Psychiatry Report

Patients who identify themselves within the broad category of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) are an increasingly visible population. Research has consistently shown that LGBTQ-identified individuals suffer higher rates of depression, suicide, anxiety, smoking, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than the general population.