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The Intersection of Politics and Children’s Mental Health
Jack Turban MD MHS
A new study provides concrete data that trying to change someone's sexual orientation is associated with higher odds of attempting suicide.
The Trump administration wants a definition of gender that is "grounded in science." There is no scientific definition of gender.
A series of studies reveals an uphill battle for minority physicians.
More “prosocial” brains are more prone to depression, study suggests.
The Trump administration prohibits the CDC from using the word transgender in budget documents. What does this mean for the future of transgender health?
Early research suggests that the psychedelic drug ketamine may help suicidal children, but are there risks?
Adults on both sides on the aisle have argued passionately about how trans youth should be treated. Lost among these voices are those of the children themselves.
Parents struggle to find psychiatrists for their children. Why is there a shortage?
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she will not require schools with anti-LGBT policies to end these policies in order to receive federal funding.
Connecticut makes it illegal to practice conversion therapy on gay or transgender youth.
A small but clever group created a legit-sounding name and spread false reports with the potential to harm LGBT youth.
Research suggests that policies and rhetoric targeting Muslim majority nations may backfire by creating child terrorists.
Jack Turban MD MHS is a writer and resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, where his research focuses on pediatric gender identity.