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Sexual orientation and mental health : examining identity and development in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people / edited by Allen M. Omoto and Howard S. Kurtzman.

Contributor(s): Omoto, Allen Martin | Kurtzman, Howard S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: xi, 323 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1591472326; 9781591472322.Subject(s): Psychoanalysis and homosexuality | Sexual orientation | Gays | LesbiansDDC classification: 616.89/17/08664 Other classification: 71.67
Contents:
Substance use and abuse and mental health among sexual-minority youths : evidence from add health / Stephen T. Russell -- Developmental and contextual factors and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths / Anthony R. D'Augelli -- Social anxiety and barriers to resilience among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents / Steven A. Safren, David W. Pantalone -- What we got wrong about sexual identity development : unexpected findings from a longitudinal study of young women / Lisa M. Diamond -- Pregnancy among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents : influences of stigma, sexual abuse, and sexual orientation / Elizabeth M. Saewyc -- Religion and health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths : an empirical investigation and theoretical explanation / Margaret Rosario ... [et al.] -- Estimating prevalence of mental and substance-using disorders among lesbians and gay men from existing national health data / Susan D. Cochran, Vickie M. Mays -- Investigating lesbians' mental health and alcohol use : what is an appropriate comparison group? / Tonda L. Hughes, Sharon C. Wilsnack, Timothy P. Johnson -- Sexual behavior and sexual dysfunction in a community sample of lesbian and heterosexual women / Alicia K. Matthews, Tonda L. Hughes, Jessica Tartaro -- Homophobia, poverty, and racism : triple oppression and mental health outcomes in Latino gay men / Rafael M. Diaz, Edward Bein, George Ayala -- Lesbians and gay men at work : consequences of being out / Theo G.M. Sandfort, Henny Bos, Raymond Vet -- Social threat, personal identity, and physical health in closeted gay men / Steve W. Cole -- Exploring sexual behaviors and sexual orientation : an ethnographic study of African American female crack cocaine users / Claire E. Sterk, Kirk W. Elifson -- Lesbian mothers and their children : findings from the contemporary families study / Megan Fulcher ... [et al.].
Review: "In Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People, expert contributors explore the impressive body of rigorous empirical research on mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that has emerged over the past decade. This volume presents some of the most important work in this field from both established and emerging investigators. The contributors examine the prevalence and potential determinants of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in adolescents and adults, giving consideration to the roles of prejudice and harassment as well as of positive family and social supports."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Substance use and abuse and mental health among sexual-minority youths : evidence from add health / Stephen T. Russell -- Developmental and contextual factors and mental health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths / Anthony R. D'Augelli -- Social anxiety and barriers to resilience among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents / Steven A. Safren, David W. Pantalone -- What we got wrong about sexual identity development : unexpected findings from a longitudinal study of young women / Lisa M. Diamond -- Pregnancy among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents : influences of stigma, sexual abuse, and sexual orientation / Elizabeth M. Saewyc -- Religion and health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths : an empirical investigation and theoretical explanation / Margaret Rosario ... [et al.] -- Estimating prevalence of mental and substance-using disorders among lesbians and gay men from existing national health data / Susan D. Cochran, Vickie M. Mays -- Investigating lesbians' mental health and alcohol use : what is an appropriate comparison group? / Tonda L. Hughes, Sharon C. Wilsnack, Timothy P. Johnson -- Sexual behavior and sexual dysfunction in a community sample of lesbian and heterosexual women / Alicia K. Matthews, Tonda L. Hughes, Jessica Tartaro -- Homophobia, poverty, and racism : triple oppression and mental health outcomes in Latino gay men / Rafael M. Diaz, Edward Bein, George Ayala -- Lesbians and gay men at work : consequences of being out / Theo G.M. Sandfort, Henny Bos, Raymond Vet -- Social threat, personal identity, and physical health in closeted gay men / Steve W. Cole -- Exploring sexual behaviors and sexual orientation : an ethnographic study of African American female crack cocaine users / Claire E. Sterk, Kirk W. Elifson -- Lesbian mothers and their children : findings from the contemporary families study / Megan Fulcher ... [et al.].

"In Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People, expert contributors explore the impressive body of rigorous empirical research on mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that has emerged over the past decade. This volume presents some of the most important work in this field from both established and emerging investigators. The contributors examine the prevalence and potential determinants of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in adolescents and adults, giving consideration to the roles of prejudice and harassment as well as of positive family and social supports."--BOOK JACKET.

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With this volume, Omoto (Claremont Graduate Univ.) and Kurtzman make a significant contribution to the research literature on sexual orientation and mental health. The editors introduce the volume with a well-written overview of the contents. The 14 essays are grouped into two sections, one dealing with youth, the other with adults. Topics addressed in the former include substance abuse, social anxiety, depression, sexual identity, and religion and health. The coverage of adult populations includes substance abuse, sexual behavior and sexual dysfunction, sexual identity issues in the workplace, and much more. A chapter on the effects of multiple sources of oppression on a sample of gay Latino men is especially interesting. Many of the research reports provide comparative data on heterosexual and lesbian, gay, and bisexual samples. Including discussion of innovative advances in sampling, methodology, and research issues, the volume offers information on many subjects not previously investigated. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals. H. L. Minton emeritus, University of Windsor

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