Elevated risk of posttraumatic stress in sexual minority youths: mediation by childhood abuse and gender nonconformity.

@article{Roberts2012ElevatedRO,
  title={Elevated risk of posttraumatic stress in sexual minority youths: mediation by childhood abuse and gender nonconformity.},
  author={Andrea L Roberts and Margaret Rosario and Heather L Corliss and Karestan Koenen and Sydney Bryn Austin},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={1587-93}
}
OBJECTIVES We examined whether lifetime risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was elevated in sexual minority versus heterosexual youths, whether childhood abuse accounted for disparities in PTSD, and whether childhood gender nonconformity explained sexual-orientation disparities in abuse and subsequent PTSD. METHODS We used data from a population-based study (n=9369, mean age=22.7 years) to estimate risk ratios for PTSD. We calculated the percentage of PTSD disparities by sexual… CONTINUE READING