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Sexual orientation and mental health: results from a community survey of young and middle-aged adults

Jorm, Anthony F; Korten, Ailsa; Jacomb, Trish; Christensen, Helen; Rodgers, Bryan


Background: Community surveys have reported a higher rate of mental health problems in combined groups of homosexual and bisexual participants, but have not separated these two groups. Aims: To assess separately the mental health of homosexual and bisexual groups compared with heterosexuals. Method: A community survey of 4824 adults was carried out in Canberra, Australia. Measures covered anxiety, depression, suicidality, alcohol misuse, positive and negative affect and a range of risk factors...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.180.5.423


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