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Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.
J Consult Clin Psychol. 2007 Oct; 75(5):785-94.JC

Abstract

Growing evidence suggests that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults may be at elevated risk for mental health and substance use disorders, possibly due to anti-gay stigma. Little of this work has examined putative excess morbidity among ethnic/racial minorities resulting from the experience of multiple sources of discrimination. The authors report findings from the National Latino and Asian American Survey (NLAAS), a national household probability psychiatric survey of 4,488 Latino and Asian American adults. Approximately 4.8% of persons interviewed identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or reported recent same-gender sexual experiences. Although few sexual orientation-related differences were observed, among men, gay/bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual men to report a recent suicide attempt. Among women, lesbian/bisexual women were more likely than heterosexual women to evidence positive 1-year and lifetime histories of depressive disorders. These findings suggest a small elevation in psychiatric morbidity risk among Latino and Asian American individuals with a minority sexual orientation. However, the level of morbidity among sexual orientation minorities in the NLAAS appears similar to or lower than that observed in population-based studies of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772, USA. cochran@ucla.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17907860

Citation

Cochran, Susan D., et al. "Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Latino and Asian American Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 75, no. 5, 2007, pp. 785-94.
Cochran SD, Mays VM, Alegria M, et al. Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2007;75(5):785-94.
Cochran, S. D., Mays, V. M., Alegria, M., Ortega, A. N., & Takeuchi, D. (2007). Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 785-94.
Cochran SD, et al. Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Latino and Asian American Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2007;75(5):785-94. PubMed PMID: 17907860.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mental health and substance use disorders among Latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. AU - Cochran,Susan D, AU - Mays,Vickie M, AU - Alegria,Margarita, AU - Ortega,Alexander N, AU - Takeuchi,David, PY - 2007/10/3/pubmed PY - 2007/12/11/medline PY - 2007/10/3/entrez SP - 785 EP - 94 JF - Journal of consulting and clinical psychology JO - J Consult Clin Psychol VL - 75 IS - 5 N2 - Growing evidence suggests that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults may be at elevated risk for mental health and substance use disorders, possibly due to anti-gay stigma. Little of this work has examined putative excess morbidity among ethnic/racial minorities resulting from the experience of multiple sources of discrimination. The authors report findings from the National Latino and Asian American Survey (NLAAS), a national household probability psychiatric survey of 4,488 Latino and Asian American adults. Approximately 4.8% of persons interviewed identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or reported recent same-gender sexual experiences. Although few sexual orientation-related differences were observed, among men, gay/bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual men to report a recent suicide attempt. Among women, lesbian/bisexual women were more likely than heterosexual women to evidence positive 1-year and lifetime histories of depressive disorders. These findings suggest a small elevation in psychiatric morbidity risk among Latino and Asian American individuals with a minority sexual orientation. However, the level of morbidity among sexual orientation minorities in the NLAAS appears similar to or lower than that observed in population-based studies of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. SN - 0022-006X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17907860/Mental_health_and_substance_use_disorders_among_Latino_and_Asian_American_lesbian_gay_and_bisexual_adults_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/ccp/75/5/785 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -