- Adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or ‘other’ are at increased risk of poor mental health and low wellbeing compared to those identifying as heterosexual.
- The association varies across the life course, with the lowest relative risks seen in midlife and the highest among older adults
- Our study used cross-sectional data suitable for estimating prevalence, but future studies should consider longitudinal patterns (such as onset and persistence of new mental health problems) and clarify mechanisms
- 1Department of Psychology, London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
- 2Division of Psychiatry, UCL, London, UK.
- 3Public Health England, London, UK.
- 4Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E), Farr Institute, UCL, London, NW1 2DA, UK. G.Hagger-Johnson@ucl.ac.uk.
- BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 24;16(1):67. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-0767-z.
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