• One-third of adolescents who are first-time offenders identify as LGBTQ

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Adolescents who identify as a sexual minority made up almost one-third of first-time, court-involved, nonincarcerated youth, researchers reported. Depression, self-harm and alcohol and drug use are also more frequently reported among the cohort, according to recently published study results.
    “Because the vast majority of adolescents involved in justice system live in the community, many pediatricians are likely to interact with these youth in their clinical practice,” Matthew E. Hirschtritt, MD, MPH, a clinical fellow in the department of psychiatry and the Weill Institute for
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