Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders and suicide attempts in diverse lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations

Am J Public Health. 2008 Jun;98(6):1004-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.096826. Epub 2007 Sep 27.

Abstract

Past studies have reported little about variability in mental disorders among lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals. We assessed the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in 388 lesbian, gay, and bisexual Black, Latino, and White individuals. Black lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals had lower prevalence of all disorders than did Latino and White individuals; younger cohorts had fewer mood disorders than did older cohorts; bisexual persons had more substance use disorders than did gay men and lesbians; and Latino respondents attempted suicide more often than did White respondents.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bisexuality / psychology*
  • Female
  • Homosexuality / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology*
  • Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*