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Residents feel underprepared to treat LGBTQ youth

October 24, 2017

Survey findings presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting showed that many residents do not feel confident providing care to LGBTQ youth and reported minimal training and knowledge of the patient population.

“LGBTQ+ youth, compared with heterosexual youth, are three times as likely to report a history of suicidality. They are also at an increased risk for mental health disorders including PTSD, depression, anxiety and substance use,” Aylin Saner, MD, of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, told “There is currently no standardized model of LGBTQ+ health education in residency training programs. We created this pilot study to understand resident knowledge, awareness and confidence as it relates to providing medical and mental health services to sexual minority youth.”

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