Suicidality and depression disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual youth: a meta-analytic review.

@article{Marshal2011SuicidalityAD,
  title={Suicidality and depression disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual youth: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={Michael P Marshal and Laura J Dietz and Mark S. Friedman and R. A Stall and Helen A Smith and James Mcginley and Brian C. Thoma and Pamela J. Murray and Anthony R. D'augelli and David A. Brent},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={115-23}
}
PURPOSE To examine disparities between sexual minority youth (SMY) and heterosexual youth in rates of suicidality and depression symptoms. METHODS Separate meta-analyses were conducted to examine suicidality and depression disparities. Studies were included if the average age of the participants was <18 years, and if suicidality or depression symptoms were compared across SMY and heterosexual youth. RESULTS SMY reported significantly higher rates of suicidality (odds ratio [OR] = 2.92) and… CONTINUE READING
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