Clinical Issues and Programming for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations

Chapter

Abstract

Beginning in the mid-twentieth century, sexual minorities in the United States emerged from a past defined and pathologized by the mainstream in a revolution of self-definition and affirmation. In the same era, the realities of community work in psychiatry lead to reconceptualizations that encompassed the broader needs of people with mental disorders. These dual transformations, which continue today, sparked a paradigm shift in the landscape of social exchange between psychiatry and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, from one that was hierarchical to one that is now collaborative.

Keywords

Depression Schizophrenia Hunt Toll Culmination 

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  1. 1.LGBT Affirmative ProgramSouth Beach Psychiatric CenterBrooklynUSA

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