A systematic review of mental disorder, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people

BMC Psychiatry
Now Reading:  
A systematic review of mental disorder, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Mental health crisis in the community

In this BMC Psychiatry article, you'll learn about:

  • The study's research methods

" We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of mental disorder, substance misuse, suicide, suicidal ideation and deliberate self harm in LGB people. We searched Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Cinahl, the Cochrane Library Database, the Web of Knowledge, the Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Sociological Abstracts, the Campbell Collaboration and grey literature databases for articles published January 1966 to April 2005. "

  • Incidence of depression

" Three studies reported lifetime prevalence of depression [14, 18, 31]. Increased risk of lifetime depression was observed in both sexes and men with little heterogeneity in the analyses (Figure 5). One of the two studies that met all but one quality criteria demonstrated a risk ratio of 2.2 in both sexes; 2.68 in men (Figure 5); and 2.21 (CI 1.57, 3.12) in women [31]. "

  • Incidence of suicidal-ideation

" In summary, there were elevated risks for suicide attempts and ideation in LGB people but quality of studies was limited. Data from higher quality studies showed higher cumulative incidence of suicide in LB school girls, increased lifetime risk of suicide attempts in GB men and increased 12 months risk of suicidal ideation in LB women. "

Read the full article
Read the full article here > >
This is some text inside of a div block.

Community Comments