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Behavioral Health Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) People

In many ways, LGBTQ people have similar behavioral health care needs to the general population. For many LGBTQ people, however, living as a stigmatized minority can cause undue stress, leading to mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and unhealthy coping behaviors, such as substance use disorders or high-risk sexual activity. This module discusses behavioral health disparities faced by LGBTQ populations, explains how these may differ across LGBTQ subpopulations, and discusses evidence-based clinical practices in LGBTQ behavioral health care.

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