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Lindsay Markworth and Emma Noonier
This study investigates the mental health treatment experiences of one transgender young adult and one genderqueer young adult who are dually diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and depression. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with these young adults and two of their parents. Interview questions centered around participants’ mental health treatment needs and experiences. The researcher conducted a phenomenological analysis of the data that yielded individual meaning units and global meaning units. The analysis found that individuals in this population experience low self-esteem, social difficulties, and a lack of appropriate mental health services.
transgender, autism, depression, music therapy
Whalen, Elizabeth, "Understanding the Needs of Transgender Young Adults Dually Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression" (2018). Zyzzogeton Posters. 6.