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Thursday’s child: The role of adverse childhood experiences in explaining mental health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual US adults

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dc.contributor.author Blosnich, J. R., & Andersen, J. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-30T19:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-30T19:50:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Blosnich, J. R., & Andersen, J. P. (2015). Thursday’s child: the role of adverse childhood experiences in explaining mental health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual US adults. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 50(2), 335-338. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4512235/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/3856
dc.description.abstract This study examined how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) may explain disparities in poor mental health between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) and heterosexual adults. Data are from three U.S. states’ 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys (n=20,060) that included sexual orientation, ACE inventory, and mental distress. LGB status was significantly associated with mental distress (OR=1.85 [1.14–3.02]). Once incorporating ACE scores into the multiple regression analysis, LGB status was no longer associated with mental distress (OR=1.28 [0.76–2.16]). The results corroborate previous research that LGB individuals report greater prevalence of childhood adversity than their heterosexual peers, which may explain LGB adulthood health disparities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject disparity en_US
dc.title Thursday’s child: The role of adverse childhood experiences in explaining mental health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual US adults en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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