American Journal of Public Health. We excluded studies based in clinical or psychological services. In a systematic review it was evidenced that lesbian, gays and bisexual people are at higher risk of mental disorder, suicide ideation, and substance misuse than heterosexual people Journal of Substance Abuse.
Meta-analyses of lifetime prevalence of suicidal ideation revealed risk ratios of 2. All studies used well-described and potentially replicable mental health outcomes. Chesir-Teran D, Hughes D.
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Full size image. Bontempo DE, D'Augelli AR: Effects of at-school victimization and sexual orientation on lesbian, gay, or bisexual youths' health risk behavior. Download references.
One study reported higher risks of lifetime prevalence of drug dependence in both sexes RR 4.
Explanations for our findings Our study aimed to determine whether there was unequivocal evidence for a preponderance of mental health problems in LGB people relative to heterosexuals. Substance Abuse. Gibson P: Gay male and lesbian youth suicide.
Metrics details. We included papers that provided valid definition of sexual orientation and mental health outcomes. Forest plots for 12 month prevalence of anxiety.