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Study links negative media representations to depression in trans people


Dr. Jaclyn White Hughto A new study published in LGBT Health found that frequent exposure to negative depictions of transgender people in the media was significantly associated with clinical symptoms of depression, anxiety, global psychological distress and post-traumatic stress disorder among transgender people.

The study was authored by researchers at The Fenway Institute and Brown University and is believed to be the first of its kind to explore the effects of exposure to negative transgender-related media across a range of platforms on transgender people.

It adds to the already-extensive body of research showing a correlation between negative media depictions of stigmatized groups and poorer mental health outcomes since few of the

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