LGBT adults better adjusted if they were ‘out’ in school

February 10, 2015 5:49 PM

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LGBT adults better adjusted if they were ‘out’ in school

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have better self esteem and less depression as young adults if they were open about their sexual orientations as adolescents, a new study suggests.

Attempts to hide sexual orientation are generally unsuccessful, and the result is more abuse and more depression, the authors say in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

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