CategoryMental health & sexual health

Sex film viewing and hypersexual concerns – do they predict sexual responses with a partner?

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Prause Nicole, Siegle Greg (2022) Sex film viewing, but not hypersexual concerns, are associated with more sexual arousal in anticipation of an intimate partner experience. Sexual Health 19, 79-91.  Abstract: Background: Hypersexual behaviours could reflect psychopathology, in part, because they impair interactions with intimate partners. Methods: Hypersexual concerns were measured as: (1)...

The Cost of Adverse LGBTIQ+ Mental Health

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Thorne Harbour Health, 30 May 2022 The poor mental health outcomes of LGBTIQ+ Victorians comes at an economic and financial cost estimated to be as high as $3 billion in research released today. Commissioned by Thorne Harbour Health, the report findings from Deloitte show the rate of lifetime mental health for LGBTIQ+ Victorians is 73%, significantly higher than the 46% among the general...

Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations Service Model (LGBTIQA+)

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Meridian (ACT), released July 2021 Meridian was invited by the Capital Health Network (CHN) to co-design a service model for delivering mental health services to LGBTIQA+ communities in the ACT under the Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations contract. Meridian facilitated a co-design process with LGBTIQA+ people to design a service model that would respond to their mental health...

Study: Identity and Wellbeing in LGBTQIA+ people with Refugee Backgrounds

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 School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, April 2022 Researchers at the University of Adelaide are conducting a study entitled “Exploring Identity Formation and its Psychological Impacts in Gender and Sexuality Diverse people with Refugee Backgrounds”. As part of this study, they hope to talk with two groups of participants: Individuals who are service providers/mental health professionals...

The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people

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Cooper, K., Butler, C., Russell, A. et al. The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people: a phenomenological study with young people and their parents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2022). Abstract: Gender dysphoria is distress in relation to incongruence between an individual’s gender and sex assigned at birth. Gender clinics offer support for gender dysphoria, and there is a...

Understanding Suicide Among Trans and Gender Diverse People – new factsheet

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MindOut: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention / LGBTIQ+ Health Australia,  31st March, 2022 Many transgender and gender diverse people live happy and healthy lives; however, some also experience a higher burden of poor mental health and rates of suicidality than the general population. This factsheet has been created with information taken from LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s National Mental...

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