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Unequal OpportunityHealth Disparities Affecting Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States$
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Richard J. Wolitski, Ron Stall, and Ronald O. Valdiserri

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301533

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.001.0001

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Prevalence of Primary Mental Health Morbidity and Suicide Symptoms among Gay and Bisexual Men

Prevalence of Primary Mental Health Morbidity and Suicide Symptoms among Gay and Bisexual Men

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(p.97) 4 Prevalence of Primary Mental Health Morbidity and Suicide Symptoms among Gay and Bisexual Men
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Unequal Opportunity
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Susan D. Cochran

Vickie M. Mays

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301533.003.0004

This chapter examines the data regarding the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and suicide risk among gay and bisexual men in the United States. It begins by examining the methodological underpinnings of research on gay and bisexual men's health and mental health. It then provides an in-depth review of the evidence for health disparities affecting gay and bisexual men for a range of psychiatric disorders including depression and other affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and suicide symptoms. The chapter discusses the role of social context as one explanation for the increased prevalence of mental health disorders among gay and bisexual men, including the effects of homophobia and discrimination. It ends with recommendations for future research.

Keywords:   mental health, suicide, psychiatric disorders, depression, anxiety, health disparities, gay men, bisexual men, homosexuality, public health, psychology

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