Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence.(2013).42(8):1243-1256.DOI:10.1007/s10964-013-9970-0 SIEC No: 20130692

Sexual minority youth report higher rates of depression and suicidality than do heterosexual youth. Little is known, however, about whether these disparities continue as youth transition into young adulthood. The primary goals of this study were to describe and compare trajectories of adolescent depressive symptoms and suicidality among sexual minority and heterosexual youth, examine differences in depressive symptoms and suicidality trajectories across sexual orientation subgroups, and determine whether there are gender differences in these longitudinal disparities.

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