LGBTIQ+ Individuals More Likely To Be Diagnosed With BPD

We know that the effects of parenting, particularly mothering (e.g. Kohut) on the individuals are connected with the later development of borderline personality disorder but these adverse psychological effects can, of course, be exacerbated by other stressors in the individual’s life and one such stressor may be one’s sexual or gender identity. Silverstein argues that …

Gay Teens at Greater Risk of Suicide and Mental Illness

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  A large study at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) has found that gay teens are more likely to have a history of suicidality (eg suicidal feelings, suicidal plans, suicidal attempts) and depression than are heterosexual teens. The figures are shown below : Gay teens with a history of suicidality – 28% Heterosexual teens with …