Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their Grand Rounds article
about suicide in teenagers, Dr Zametkin and colleagues1
did not discuss sexual orientation as a risk factor. I find that many homosexual
patients have told me that awareness of their own sexual orientation began
in their childhoods, and as teenagers they were confused, frightened, embarrassed,
and thought of suicide.
Bobrow RS. Sexual Orientation and Suicide Risk Among Teenagers. JAMA. 2002;287(10):1265-1266. doi:10.1001/jama.287.10.1261