Sexual and Gender Diversity: Practice Tips
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 10, Number 4, April 2012
Inge Hansen, PsyD
Psychologist & manager of the Weiland Health Initiative, Stanford University
Dr. Hansen has disclosed that she has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Patients who identify themselves within the broad category of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) are an increasingly visible population. Research has consistently shown that LGBTQ-identified individuals suffer higher rates of depression, suicide, anxiety, smoking, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than the general population.