Effectiveness & Acceptability of ESTs in GM Youth Across 4 RCTs

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Description: We examined the effectiveness of empirically-supported mental health treatments for gender minority youths (who endorsed a wish to be the opposite sex) and cisgender youths. Gender minority youths reported more severe problems before treatment, demonstrated slower improvement in caregiver-reported behavior problems, and endorsed lower treatment satisfaction. Findings support the potential need for provider-focused trainings relevant to gender minority youths.


Abstract Objective: Gender minority youth (i.e., children/adolescents whose gender identity and/or expression is inconsistent with their birth-assigned sex) experience elevated rates of emotional and behavioral problems relative to cisgender youth (who identify with their birth-assigned sex), which are not intrinsic to gender identity but attributable to unique minority stressors. Although empiric...


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