La salute mentale delle persone non-binary e genderqueer, transgender binary e cisgender: una revisione sistematica

Author/s Greta Riboli , Martina Gori, Mattia Nese, Luca Daminato, Gianni Brighetti, Rosita Borlimi
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/2
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 27-43 File size 288 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2023-002003
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More and more people, especially young people, identify themselves as non-binary/genderqueer (NBGQ), a gender identity that goes beyond the binary female-male di-chotomy. However, research in the literature shows conflicting results regarding mental health outcomes. This literature review, the mental health of non-binary and genderqueer, transgender binary and cisgender people: a systematic review, aims to be an update of the previous review by Scandurra et al. (2019) and has two aims: (1) to identify mental health dif-ferences between NBGQ and binary transgender (TB) populations, and (2) to identify differ-ences between NBGQ and cisgender populations. Following PRISMA guidelines, the litera-ture search was conducted in the PubMed and PsycInfo databases taking into consideration articles published between 2019 and 2021. N=25 articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. All included studies are cross-sectional. As in the previous systematic review, the results with respect to mental health outcomes between the TB and NBGQ population are mixed as some studies show better outcomes for the NBGQ popula-tion, while others show opposite results. Compared to the cisgender population, the results are more consistent highlighting worse mental health outcomes in the NBGQ population. This literature review has, therefore, again highlighted the need for further research into the health of the often marginalised and invisible NBGQ population, with the ultimate aim of ensuring appropriate interventions for this specific population.

Keywords: non-binary, transgender, mental health, systematic review.

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Greta Riboli , Martina Gori, Mattia Nese, Luca Daminato, Gianni Brighetti, Rosita Borlimi, La salute mentale delle persone non-binary e genderqueer, transgender binary e cisgender: una revisione sistematica in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2023, pp 27-43, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2023-002003