The LGBT Health & Development Program

Tag: mental health


Effect of Housing Relocation and Neighborhood Environment on Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health

12th February

Adolescents’ mental and behavioral health does not seem to be positively associated with the relocation to neighborhoods of lower poverty.



Does It Get Better? A Longitudinal Analysis of Psychological Distress and Victimization in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

3rd February

Psychological distress might get better with less victimization, and early experiences of stress impact the mental health of LGBTQ youth.



Research Blog—Dating Violence in LGBT Youth: It’s Not Just a “Straight” Problem

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22nd October

Violence between romantic partners – this includes LGBT youth – is alarmingly common and linked to a range of health problems.



Research Blog—Mental Health Challenges Among Young Urban Sexual Minority Men

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15th October

Findings from the first study to assess mental disorders using diagnostic interviews with a large sample of male sexual minority youth



Mental Health Disorders in Young Urban Sexual Minority Men

14th October

MDE, conduct disorder, alcohol use, PTSD, and nicotine dependence are common and infrequently treated in young sexual minority men.



Research Blog – Internalized Homophobia and Mental Health in LGB People

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25th July

We discuss what internalized homophobia is, how it is expressed, and how it is related to mental health in LGB people.



Mental Health and Suicidality among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sexual Minority Youths

21st July

Youth Risk Behavior Survey showed that suicide risk varied based on sex and on race/ethnicity for sexual minority youth.



Effect of OPRM1 and Stressful Life Events on Symptoms of Major Depression in African American Adolescents

18th July

Study is first to find an interaction between OPRM1 and life stress that is associated with depression in African American adolescents.



Depression and Sexual Dysfunction Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men: Mediation by Use of Antidepressants and Recreational Stimulants

18th July

Model of depression as a predictor of subsequent sexual dysfunction, mediated by antidepressants, stimulant use, and smoking among HIV+ MSM



LGB and Questioning Students in Schools: The Moderating Effects of Homophobic Bullying and School Climate on Negative Outcomes

11th June

LGB and questioning students were more likely to report a more hostile middle school climate of bullying, homophobia, and various negative outcomes than peers.






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