Condition openness is associated with better mental health in individuals with an intersex/differences of sex development condition: structural equation modeling of European multicenter data

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Openness on one’s health condition or (stigmatized) identity generally improves mental health. …
Cross-sectional data …
Data of 903 individuals were included in this study (Turner syndrome (n = 284), 46, XY DSD (n = 233), CAH (n = 206) and Klinefelter syndrome (n = 180)). … High levels of both anxiety and depression were observed across the sample. …  More condition openness directly predicted lower anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as indirectly through increased self-esteem, self-satisfaction and satisfaction with social support.
Condition openness is associated with lower anxiety and depression in individuals with an intersex/DSD condition. …

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