Dean Connolly

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Dean is a final year medical student at UCL, having completed preclinical studies at Cambridge, where they intercalated in Experimental Psychology. They have since been awarded two national RCPsych essay prizes, published and presented internationally on addictions among LGBT+ people. Their focus is the mental health of those who identify as queer and/or transgender and how sociocultural inequalities that specifically affect this group of people impact mental health/substance misuse, the availability of care and the ability of LGBT+ individuals to engage in care within the current system.

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Gender identity in young people: determinants, epidemiology, mental health and management

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Dean Connolly considers a recent review of research into gender identity in young people, which focuses particularly on treatment paradigms and controversies.

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Mental illness and neurobiological correlates in the transgender population

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Dean Connolly publish their debut blog on a literature review of transgender research, which reports on the prevalence of mental illness in the transgender population.

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