Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People / Edition 1

Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People / Edition 1

by Allen Martin Omoto
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591472326

ISBN-13: 9781591472322

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Examines depression, substance abuse, race, the role of religious beliefs, and identity in the lives of gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people.

Overview

Examines depression, substance abuse, race, the role of religious beliefs, and identity in the lives of gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591472322
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
The Division 44 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Current and Future Research on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People3
IYouth11
Chapter 1Substance Use and Abuse and Mental Health Among Sexual-Minority Youths: Evidence From Add Health13
Chapter 2Developmental and Contextual Factors and Mental Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths37
Chapter 3Social Anxiety and Barriers to Resilience Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents55
Chapter 4What We Got Wrong About Sexual Identity Development: Unexpected Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Young Women73
Chapter 5Pregnancy Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents: Influences of Stigma, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Orientation95
Chapter 6Religion and Health Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths: An Empirical Investigation and Theoretical Explanation117
IIAdults141
Chapter 7Estimating Prevalence of Mental and Substance-Using Disorders Among Lesbians and Gay Men From Existing National Health Data143
Chapter 8Investigating Lesbians' Mental Health and Alcohol Use: What Is an Appropriate Comparison Group?167
Chapter 9Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunction in a Community Sample of Lesbian and Heterosexual Women185
Chapter 10Homophobia, Poverty, and Racism: Triple Oppression and Mental Health Outcomes in Latino Gay Men207
Chapter 11Lesbians and Gay Men at Work: Consequences of Being Out225
Chapter 12Social Threat, Personal Identity, and Physical Health in Closeted Gay Men245
Chapter 13Exploring Sexual Behaviors and Sexual Orientation: An Ethnographic Study of African American Female Crack Cocaine Users269
Chapter 14Lesbian Mothers and Their Children: Findings From the Contemporary Families Study281
Author Index301
Subject Index313
About the Editors323

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