Little research on the psychological functioning of individuals in the early stages of gender transition is available. The purpose of the current study was to assess depression and self-concept in relation to the amount of time on hormone administration and level of social support. Five self-identified males and three self-identified females, ages 19-35, participated in this study. No significant differences were found between the self-identified males and the self-identified females. It was determined that number of days on hormone administration was not a significant predictor of depression or self-concept. When social support was added, this was not a significant predictor of depression or self-concept. We also did not find social support to be a significant predictor of the. relation between time on hormone administration and depression, or time on hormone administration and self-concept.
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