Suicidality and associated risk factors among lesbian, gay, and bisexual compared to heterosexual Austrian adults.

@article{Plderl2005SuicidalityAA,
  title={Suicidality and associated risk factors among lesbian, gay, and bisexual compared to heterosexual Austrian adults.},
  author={Martin Pl{\"o}derl and Reinhold R Fartacek},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={661-70}
}
This is the first study in German-speaking countries to compare the suicidality of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults (n = 358) with matched heterosexual adults (n = 267). The former had significantly elevated incidences of current suicide ideation (28% vs. 13%) and lifetime suicide attempts defined in three ways (14% vs. 1% to 10% vs. 2%), including higher incidences for most suicidality-related risk factors. Increased psychosocial stress and vulnerability is indicated, especially with respect… CONTINUE READING

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