Transgender Women Prone To Severe Mental Health Issues, Says Study

Transgender women who are young and belong to the low income group have a substantially high risk of developing serious mental health issues, according to a recent study. According to the researchers, over 40 percent of transgender women – originally born male – who have been involved in unsafe ual practices, struggle with mental health condition and substance abuse. Besides, half of these have multiple mental health problems. Study author Sari Reisner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, was of the opinion that urgent intervention was required to improve things in such cases. Though the present study was done on a very small number of 300 transgender women, it came up with some important revelations. Transgender women need support Meanwhile, another study that was published in the journal Pediatrics last month had a positive take on the issue. The study said that if the transgenders were provided proper support, they could grow up into healthy adults.Like us on Facebook The study in Pediatrics also said that the mental condition of transgender people was as normal as any other non-transgender when they are young. Pixabay Transgenic Tobacco To Produce Hormones Needed By Transgender People The present study chose its participants from the cities of Boston and Chicago and observed them between 2012 and 2015. Most of the volunteers belonged to poor backgrounds and exclusively included transgender women. The participants were interviewed, made to fill in questionnaires and were assessed for psychiatric issues. The researchers especially looked for depression, suicide risks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and anxiety. The study that included volunteers in the age group of 16 and 29, found that while 10 percent of participants suffered from PTSD in the past year, 8 percent had encountered anxiety. A substantial number of the transgender women said that they had depended on some sort of substance abuse while 20 percent claimed they had suicidal thoughts in the past month alone. According to Reisner, the situation was a proof of the stigmas that transgender people face in their daily life and it was important that the situation was given urgent attention. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay    

World Poetry Day: Word Therapy Develops Mental Health

As the World Poetry Day took place, most of us could have had the opportunity to speak or write words with deep sense and meaning – something not normally done on a daily basis. Yet, a study found that immersing yourself to expressive words develop mental health. Good Therapy shows that word-based therapies have profound health benefits similar to that of listening to music. A study conducted by Professor Adam Zeman, a cognitive neurologist from University of Exeter, shows that words used in artistry and intention have the same mental changing powers as music. He conducted the study on participants comprising of professors and students from the English department of University of Exeter. He used a state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to see how words affects the brain regions.Like us on Facebook Love and Music: How It Helps The Healing Process – or Not This experiment is among the first ones of the rare studies regarding the mental impact of poetry and prose to the brain – since most would better off focus on music alone. To test the differences, he used two sets of words – poetry and text from a heating installation manual. Of the 13 volunteers, specific areas of the brain were activated while reading poems, sonnets, and passages from novels – the same effects found when being exposed to music. Though reading the text from installation manual have activated the “reading network” of the brain, only when exposed to poetry and prose activated certain areas in the brain. Reading emotionally stirring words aroused areas of the brain associated with memory recollection. This only proves that art-based therapies – in whichever form it is – can have profound effects mentally. Recently, medical practitioners would use music and arts for developmental therapies since it is proven to have good effects, and adding up poetry to the system may soon become a norm. According to Zeman from a University Report: “Some people say it is impossible to reconcile science and art, but new brain imaging technology means we are now seeing a growing body of evidence about how the brain responds to the experience of art.” Photo: QuotesGram, YouTube

Transgender Women Prone To Severe Mental Health Issues, Says Study

Transgender women who are young and belong to the low income group have a substantially high risk of developing serious mental health issues, according to a recent study. According to the researchers, over 40 percent of transgender women – originally born male – who have been involved in unsafe ual practices, struggle with mental health condition and substance abuse. Besides, half of these have multiple mental health problems. Study author Sari Reisner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, was of the opinion that urgent intervention was required to improve things in such cases. Though the present study was done on a very small number of 300 transgender women, it came up with some important revelations. Transgender women need support Meanwhile, another study that was published in the journal Pediatrics last month had a positive take on the issue. The study said that if the transgenders were provided proper support, they could grow up into healthy adults.Like us on Facebook The study in Pediatrics also said that the mental condition of transgender people was as normal as any other non-transgender when they are young. Pixabay Transgenic Tobacco To Produce Hormones Needed By Transgender People The present study chose its participants from the cities of Boston and Chicago and observed them between 2012 and 2015. Most of the volunteers belonged to poor backgrounds and exclusively included transgender women. The participants were interviewed, made to fill in questionnaires and were assessed for psychiatric issues. The researchers especially looked for depression, suicide risks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and anxiety. The study that included volunteers in the age group of 16 and 29, found that while 10 percent of participants suffered from PTSD in the past year, 8 percent had encountered anxiety. A substantial number of the transgender women said that they had depended on some sort of substance abuse while 20 percent claimed they had suicidal thoughts in the past month alone. According to Reisner, the situation was a proof of the stigmas that transgender people face in their daily life and it was important that the situation was given urgent attention. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay    

World Poetry Day: Word Therapy Develops Mental Health

As the World Poetry Day took place, most of us could have had the opportunity to speak or write words with deep sense and meaning – something not normally done on a daily basis. Yet, a study found that immersing yourself to expressive words develop mental health. Good Therapy shows that word-based therapies have profound health benefits similar to that of listening to music. A study conducted by Professor Adam Zeman, a cognitive neurologist from University of Exeter, shows that words used in artistry and intention have the same mental changing powers as music. He conducted the study on participants comprising of professors and students from the English department of University of Exeter. He used a state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to see how words affects the brain regions.Like us on Facebook Love and Music: How It Helps The Healing Process – or Not This experiment is among the first ones of the rare studies regarding the mental impact of poetry and prose to the brain – since most would better off focus on music alone. To test the differences, he used two sets of words – poetry and text from a heating installation manual. Of the 13 volunteers, specific areas of the brain were activated while reading poems, sonnets, and passages from novels – the same effects found when being exposed to music. Though reading the text from installation manual have activated the “reading network” of the brain, only when exposed to poetry and prose activated certain areas in the brain. Reading emotionally stirring words aroused areas of the brain associated with memory recollection. This only proves that art-based therapies – in whichever form it is – can have profound effects mentally. Recently, medical practitioners would use music and arts for developmental therapies since it is proven to have good effects, and adding up poetry to the system may soon become a norm. According to Zeman from a University Report: “Some people say it is impossible to reconcile science and art, but new brain imaging technology means we are now seeing a growing body of evidence about how the brain responds to the experience of art.” Photo: QuotesGram, YouTube

Transgender Women Prone To Severe Mental Health Issues, Says Study

Transgender women who are young and belong to the low income group have a substantially high risk of developing serious mental health issues, according to a recent study. According to the researchers, over 40 percent of transgender women – originally born male – who have been involved in unsafe ual practices, struggle with mental health condition and substance abuse. Besides, half of these have multiple mental health problems. Study author Sari Reisner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, was of the opinion that urgent intervention was required to improve things in such cases. Though the present study was done on a very small number of 300 transgender women, it came up with some important revelations. Transgender women need support Meanwhile, another study that was published in the journal Pediatrics last month had a positive take on the issue. The study said that if the transgenders were provided proper support, they could grow up into healthy adults.Like us on Facebook The study in Pediatrics also said that the mental condition of transgender people was as normal as any other non-transgender when they are young. Pixabay Transgenic Tobacco To Produce Hormones Needed By Transgender People The present study chose its participants from the cities of Boston and Chicago and observed them between 2012 and 2015. Most of the volunteers belonged to poor backgrounds and exclusively included transgender women. The participants were interviewed, made to fill in questionnaires and were assessed for psychiatric issues. The researchers especially looked for depression, suicide risks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and anxiety. The study that included volunteers in the age group of 16 and 29, found that while 10 percent of participants suffered from PTSD in the past year, 8 percent had encountered anxiety. A substantial number of the transgender women said that they had depended on some sort of substance abuse while 20 percent claimed they had suicidal thoughts in the past month alone. According to Reisner, the situation was a proof of the stigmas that transgender people face in their daily life and it was important that the situation was given urgent attention. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay    

World Poetry Day: Word Therapy Develops Mental Health

As the World Poetry Day took place, most of us could have had the opportunity to speak or write words with deep sense and meaning – something not normally done on a daily basis. Yet, a study found that immersing yourself to expressive words develop mental health. Good Therapy shows that word-based therapies have profound health benefits similar to that of listening to music. A study conducted by Professor Adam Zeman, a cognitive neurologist from University of Exeter, shows that words used in artistry and intention have the same mental changing powers as music. He conducted the study on participants comprising of professors and students from the English department of University of Exeter. He used a state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to see how words affects the brain regions.Like us on Facebook Love and Music: How It Helps The Healing Process – or Not This experiment is among the first ones of the rare studies regarding the mental impact of poetry and prose to the brain – since most would better off focus on music alone. To test the differences, he used two sets of words – poetry and text from a heating installation manual. Of the 13 volunteers, specific areas of the brain were activated while reading poems, sonnets, and passages from novels – the same effects found when being exposed to music. Though reading the text from installation manual have activated the “reading network” of the brain, only when exposed to poetry and prose activated certain areas in the brain. Reading emotionally stirring words aroused areas of the brain associated with memory recollection. This only proves that art-based therapies – in whichever form it is – can have profound effects mentally. Recently, medical practitioners would use music and arts for developmental therapies since it is proven to have good effects, and adding up poetry to the system may soon become a norm. According to Zeman from a University Report: “Some people say it is impossible to reconcile science and art, but new brain imaging technology means we are now seeing a growing body of evidence about how the brain responds to the experience of art.” Photo: QuotesGram, YouTube

Transgender Women Prone To Severe Mental Health Issues, Says Study

Transgender women who are young and belong to the low income group have a substantially high risk of developing serious mental health issues, according to a recent study. According to the researchers, over 40 percent of transgender women – originally born male – who have been involved in unsafe ual practices, struggle with mental health condition and substance abuse. Besides, half of these have multiple mental health problems. Study author Sari Reisner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, was of the opinion that urgent intervention was required to improve things in such cases. Though the present study was done on a very small number of 300 transgender women, it came up with some important revelations. Transgender women need support Meanwhile, another study that was published in the journal Pediatrics last month had a positive take on the issue. The study said that if the transgenders were provided proper support, they could grow up into healthy adults.Like us on Facebook The study in Pediatrics also said that the mental condition of transgender people was as normal as any other non-transgender when they are young. Pixabay Transgenic Tobacco To Produce Hormones Needed By Transgender People The present study chose its participants from the cities of Boston and Chicago and observed them between 2012 and 2015. Most of the volunteers belonged to poor backgrounds and exclusively included transgender women. The participants were interviewed, made to fill in questionnaires and were assessed for psychiatric issues. The researchers especially looked for depression, suicide risks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and anxiety. The study that included volunteers in the age group of 16 and 29, found that while 10 percent of participants suffered from PTSD in the past year, 8 percent had encountered anxiety. A substantial number of the transgender women said that they had depended on some sort of substance abuse while 20 percent claimed they had suicidal thoughts in the past month alone. According to Reisner, the situation was a proof of the stigmas that transgender people face in their daily life and it was important that the situation was given urgent attention. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay    

Transgender Women Prone To Severe Mental Health Issues, Says Study

Transgender women who are young and belong to the low income group have a substantially high risk of developing serious mental health issues, according to a recent study. According to the researchers, over 40 percent of transgender women – originally born male – who have been involved in unsafe ual practices, struggle with mental health condition and substance abuse. Besides, half of these have multiple mental health problems. Study author Sari Reisner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, was of the opinion that urgent intervention was required to improve things in such cases. Though the present study was done on a very small number of 300 transgender women, it came up with some important revelations. Transgender women need support Meanwhile, another study that was published in the journal Pediatrics last month had a positive take on the issue. The study said that if the transgenders were provided proper support, they could grow up into healthy adults.Like us on Facebook The study in Pediatrics also said that the mental condition of transgender people was as normal as any other non-transgender when they are young. Pixabay Transgenic Tobacco To Produce Hormones Needed By Transgender People The present study chose its participants from the cities of Boston and Chicago and observed them between 2012 and 2015. Most of the volunteers belonged to poor backgrounds and exclusively included transgender women. The participants were interviewed, made to fill in questionnaires and were assessed for psychiatric issues. The researchers especially looked for depression, suicide risks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and anxiety. The study that included volunteers in the age group of 16 and 29, found that while 10 percent of participants suffered from PTSD in the past year, 8 percent had encountered anxiety. A substantial number of the transgender women said that they had depended on some sort of substance abuse while 20 percent claimed they had suicidal thoughts in the past month alone. According to Reisner, the situation was a proof of the stigmas that transgender people face in their daily life and it was important that the situation was given urgent attention. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay    

Transgender Women Prone To Severe Mental Health Issues, Says Study

Transgender women who are young and belong to the low income group have a substantially high risk of developing serious mental health issues, according to a recent study. According to the researchers, over 40 percent of transgender women – originally born male – who have been involved in unsafe ual practices, struggle with mental health condition and substance abuse. Besides, half of these have multiple mental health problems. Study author Sari Reisner, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, was of the opinion that urgent intervention was required to improve things in such cases. Though the present study was done on a very small number of 300 transgender women, it came up with some important revelations. Transgender women need support Meanwhile, another study that was published in the journal Pediatrics last month had a positive take on the issue. The study said that if the transgenders were provided proper support, they could grow up into healthy adults.Like us on Facebook The study in Pediatrics also said that the mental condition of transgender people was as normal as any other non-transgender when they are young. Pixabay Transgenic Tobacco To Produce Hormones Needed By Transgender People The present study chose its participants from the cities of Boston and Chicago and observed them between 2012 and 2015. Most of the volunteers belonged to poor backgrounds and exclusively included transgender women. The participants were interviewed, made to fill in questionnaires and were assessed for psychiatric issues. The researchers especially looked for depression, suicide risks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and anxiety. The study that included volunteers in the age group of 16 and 29, found that while 10 percent of participants suffered from PTSD in the past year, 8 percent had encountered anxiety. A substantial number of the transgender women said that they had depended on some sort of substance abuse while 20 percent claimed they had suicidal thoughts in the past month alone. According to Reisner, the situation was a proof of the stigmas that transgender people face in their daily life and it was important that the situation was given urgent attention. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. Photo Source: Wikimedia, Pixabay    

World Poetry Day: Word Therapy Develops Mental Health

As the World Poetry Day took place, most of us could have had the opportunity to speak or write words with deep sense and meaning – something not normally done on a daily basis. Yet, a study found that immersing yourself to expressive words develop mental health. Good Therapy shows that word-based therapies have profound health benefits similar to that of listening to music. A study conducted by Professor Adam Zeman, a cognitive neurologist from University of Exeter, shows that words used in artistry and intention have the same mental changing powers as music. He conducted the study on participants comprising of professors and students from the English department of University of Exeter. He used a state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to see how words affects the brain regions.Like us on Facebook Love and Music: How It Helps The Healing Process – or Not This experiment is among the first ones of the rare studies regarding the mental impact of poetry and prose to the brain – since most would better off focus on music alone. To test the differences, he used two sets of words – poetry and text from a heating installation manual. Of the 13 volunteers, specific areas of the brain were activated while reading poems, sonnets, and passages from novels – the same effects found when being exposed to music. Though reading the text from installation manual have activated the “reading network” of the brain, only when exposed to poetry and prose activated certain areas in the brain. Reading emotionally stirring words aroused areas of the brain associated with memory recollection. This only proves that art-based therapies – in whichever form it is – can have profound effects mentally. Recently, medical practitioners would use music and arts for developmental therapies since it is proven to have good effects, and adding up poetry to the system may soon become a norm. According to Zeman from a University Report: “Some people say it is impossible to reconcile science and art, but new brain imaging technology means we are now seeing a growing body of evidence about how the brain responds to the experience of art.” Photo: QuotesGram, YouTube