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Mental health differences between German gay and bisexual men and population-based controls

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, July 2017
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Title
Mental health differences between German gay and bisexual men and population-based controls
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BMC Psychiatry, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1435-7
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Frank A. Sattler, Gabriele H. Franke, Hanna Christiansen

Abstract

International studies have revealed that gay and bisexual men present more mental health problems than the general male population. Furthermore, there is evidence that minority stress predicts mental health problems in gay and bisexual men. The aim of the present study is to provide initial data on mental health differences in Germany and to analyze the effect of minority stress. Mental health data on n = 1903 German gay and bisexual men and n = 958 men from a population-based sample were assessed using a shortened version of the SCL-90-S. The mental health of the two samples was compared. Furthermore, a linear regression was conducted for the gay and bisexual sample: mental health was used as the criterion and minority stressors as predictors. As compared to our population sample, gay and bisexual men demonstrated more mental health problems with a moderate effect size. In the regression, minority stress predicted mental health problems in the gay and bisexual sample. We observed pronounced mental health differences between gay and bisexual men versus the population sample. These differences could be at least partly due to the minority stress gay and bisexual men face. Research should focus on how to reduce and cope with minority stress.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Unspecified 3 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Other 7 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 10 45%
Unspecified 5 23%
Social Sciences 4 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2019.
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