Importance of Behavioral Health Integration for LGBT Patients

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LGBT people have disproportionately high prevalence of depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicide attempts compared with the general population. In addition, LGBT people often have unique combined physical and behavioral health needs, including those of transgender people undergoing gender affirmation and special considerations for people living with HIV AIDS. Integration of behavioral health and primary care is therefore of particular importance as a clinical best practice for LGBT people. In this webinar, Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will discuss the value of behavioral health integration for LGBT patients, and how advancing behavioral health integration in primary care settings can improve patient access, engagement, and both physical and behavioral health outcomes.