Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence.

@article{Meyer2003PrejudiceSS,
  title={Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence.},
  author={Ilan H. Meyer},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 5},
  pages={
          674-697
        }
}
  • I. Meyer
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
In this article the author reviews research evidence on the prevalence of mental disorders in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) and shows, using meta-analyses, that LGBs have a higher prevalence of mental disorders than heterosexuals. The author offers a conceptual framework for understanding this excess in prevalence of disorder in terms of minority stress--explaining that stigma, prejudice, and discrimination create a hostile and stressful social environment that causes mental health… Expand
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