Gender Issues

7 Ways to Break Barriers When Working With LGBTQ-Identified Patients

March 13, 2020

Albina Veltman, MD, FRCPC and Tara La Rose, MSW, PhD, RSW, provide Suggestions on how to create an LGBTQ-positive space in health care settings.

Special Issues in Treating Adolescents With Gender Dysphoria

December 31, 2019

Transgender adolescents and their families experience barriers to care and specialized providers might not always be available. However, the work with transgender adolescents can be rewarding.

Introduction: Gender-Specific Issues Relative to Mental Illness

November 30, 2018

This Special Report offers insight into gender vulnerabilities and clinical implications in areas like schizophrenia, Alzheimer dementia, and anxiety disorders.

Clinical Implications of Gender Differences in Schizophrenia

November 30, 2018

A deep dive into how schizophrenia affects men versus women.

Sex Hormones and Gender Vulnerabilities to Anxiety Disorders

November 30, 2018

Clinicians can help raise awareness of the role of sex hormones in persistent anxiety by integrating 5 considerations into their practice.

Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer Disease Dementia

November 30, 2018

Several misconceptions exist about the study of sex and gender in the AD field. The initial focus of this article is on whether women are at greater risk.

Gender Differences in Addiction: Clinical Implications

November 30, 2018

Dependence on alcohol and tobacco or illicit drugs is generally higher in men, but the gender gap is narrowing at an alarming rate, especially in adolescents.

Call Me by Your Name: Not Pedophilia, Still Problematic

September 08, 2018

The typical trials of an teen working to understand sex and intimacy is compromised by an inappropriate power dynamic in this film, according to the authors.

Special Issues in LGBTQ Geriatric Psychiatry

May 29, 2018

To understand the experiences and needs of the aging LGBTQ population, it is important to consider the culture, politics, and social norms that existed when these elders came of age. Clinicians can play a vital role by creating a safe and open environment that allows people to be themselves.

The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis and Women’s Mental Health: PCOS, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Perimenopause

October 13, 2017

The authors review basic neuroendocrine function and the evidence base of hormonal contribution to psychiatric symptoms in PCOS, PMDD, and perimenopause. They also offer strategies for psychiatrists for both clinical assessment and management of women with neuroendocrine dysfunction.