Nearly 40 percent of LGB adults had a mental illness in the past year. Comparatively, just over 18 percent of all adults had a mental illness in the past year. Past year SMI ranged from over 16 percent for bisexual adults to almost 11 percent of lesbian or gay adults. While these figures are cause for concern, LGB adults fare better than others in some respects. Our research tells us that LGB adults were more likely to have had mental health treatment in the last year than all adults were, by a margin of over 27 percent to over 14 percent. However, we can all agree having less than a third of any population receiving specialized care is not acceptable and we must do more.
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Sex Chromosomes in Male Schizophrenics
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This study was subsidized by Grant No. The life history of the schizophrenic patient is usually fraught with difficulties in the sexual sphere, particularly in the establishment of meaningful heterosexual relations. According to classic analytic literature, the schizophrenic psychosis results from conflict and confusion in bisexual identification. The subconscious preoccupation with sex is clearly shown in Rorschach studies where frankly sexual—often chaotic—answers predominate and where a greater number of homosexual signs appear than in nonparanoid psychotics or normal subjects. The results of gonadal endocrine studies have been generally inconclusive, though the findings of Hoskins and Pincus 3 are of interest. They noted that schizophrenic men had a lower androgen and a higher estrogen output than normal men; and that the mean androgen-estrogen ratio of the schizophrenic men 9.
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The majority of gay and bisexual men have and maintain good mental health, even though research has shown that they are at greater risk for mental health problems. Like everyone else, the majority of gay and bisexual men are able to cope successfully if connected to the right resources. However, ongoing homophobia, stigma negative and usually unfair beliefs , and discrimination unfairly treating a person or group of people can have negative effects on your health. Research also shows that, compared to other men, gay and bisexual men have higher chances of having:. Gay and bisexual men may also face other health threats that usually happen along with mental health problems.
Doctors have studied its causes and symptoms for many years. Michael Mahoney details his theory that all mental illness is caused by severe bisexual conflict and gender confusion in his new book, Schizophrenia: The Bearded Lady Disease now available through 1stBooks. To support his theory, Mahoney offers opinions from psychologists, patients and the biographers of famous schizophrenics throughout history. Containing quotations from a variety of sources, the book includes an overwhelming amount of correlating research to prove his theory.