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      Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and research evidence.

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          In this article the author reviews research evidence on the prevalence of mental disorders in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) and shows, using meta-analyses, that LGBs have a higher prevalence of mental disorders than heterosexuals. The author offers a conceptual framework for understanding this excess in prevalence of disorder in terms of minority stress--explaining that stigma, prejudice, and discrimination create a hostile and stressful social environment that causes mental health problems. The model describes stress processes, including the experience of prejudice events, expectations of rejection, hiding and concealing, internalized homophobia, and ameliorative coping processes. This conceptual framework is the basis for the review of research evidence, suggestions for future research directions, and exploration of public policy implications.

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          Journal
          Psychol Bull
          Psychological bulletin
          American Psychological Association (APA)
          0033-2909
          0033-2909
          Sep 2003
          : 129
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Columbia University.
          Article
          2003-99991-002 NIHMS32623
          10.1037/0033-2909.129.5.674
          2072932
          12956539
          523cfce2-a1c3-44b5-aad6-7766cb9e68d8
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