Author | Jack Drescher, MD


“Doctor, Am I Gay?” A Primer on Sexual Identities

October 28, 2016


It is not unusual for patients to seek consultation with questions about their sexuality. This article provides useful definitions and clinical examples for therapists who wish to address these patient concerns.

Impact of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity on Suicide Risk: Implications for Assessment and Treatment

December 31, 2014


This article reviews what is known and unknown about LGBT suicide risk, discusses risk and protective factors for LGBT adolescents and adults, and provides recommendations for assessing and treating LGBT patients.

The Closet: Psychological Issues of Being In and Coming Out

October 01, 2004


Homosexual identities can be described as closeted, homosexually self aware, gay/ lesbian and non-gay identified. This classification privileges the role of self-definition. In coming out, gay people integrate, as best as they can, dissociated aspects of the self. As gay people must decide on a daily basis whether to reveal and to whom they will reveal, coming out is a process that never ends.