Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.67, no.6, (December 1999), p.859-866 SIEC No: 20031121

In the present study, the researchers examined factors related to depression, hopelessness, & suicidality in gay, lesbian, & bisexual adolescents, compared with demographically similar heterosexual adolescents. Sexual minority adolescents reported greater depression, hopelessness, & past & present suicidality than did heterosexual adolescents. However, when controlling for other psychosocial predictors of present distress, significant differences between the 2 samples disappeared. Implications are discussed. (39 refs)