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Transgender kids and teens and mental health problems

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ATLANTA, GA - Transgender kids and teens may face an increased risk of mental health problems... according to a new study from Emory University.

It showed transgender youth had a much higher prevalence of anxiety, depression and ADHD than their peers.

But even more worrisome was the high frequency of suicidal thoughts and self-harm among transgender teens.

Experts say these findings show the importance of mental health screenings and interventions to help save lives.

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