Skip to comments.[January 30, 2013] Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Homosexuals
Posted on 06/26/2014 4:46:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
Homosexual people tend to experience more mental health problems than heterosexual people, research indicates. Discrimination may contribute to the higher risk, believes lead researcher Dr. Apu Chakraborty of University College London, UK.
His team looked at rates of mental disorder among 7,403 adults living in the UK, whose details were obtained from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007. Rates of depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and alcohol and drug dependence were significantly higher in homosexual respondents.
Four percent had a depressive episode in the last week, compared to two percent of heterosexual people. The rate of alcohol dependence was ten percent versus five percent, and for self-harming it was nine percent versus five percent.
The proportion of homosexual people who described themselves as being fairly or very happy was 30 percent, versus 40 percent for heterosexual people.
Dr. Chakraborty believes the findings are very worrying. He said, This study is the first time the mental health and well-being of gay, lesbian and bisexual people has been examined in a random sample of the population.
Our study confirms earlier work carried out in the UK, USA and Holland which suggests that non-heterosexual people are at higher risk of mental disorder, suicidal ideation, substance misuse and self-harm than heterosexual people.
(Excerpt) Read more at psychcentral.com ...
So, the news is: the mentally ill tend to be mentally ill?
In other news, it was discovered that water is wet and mentally ill people tend to have more mental problems.
How about ‘homosexuality tends to be more common among people with mental problems’.
That’s well known. It’s timidity in society that keeps it from being treated frankly, like smoking would be.
Homos are already crazy. ie; not normal. What would you expect?
we can't help that....it is what it is....
civilization and the human race depends on heterosexuality and everything in life is geared to that....
I wish that instead of having parades and parties and stamps for homosexuals, we would quietly let them live their lives the way they want and stop making it such a spectacle...
That’s why they make such good Democrats.
This study needs to filed away right along with the one about the large number of physical and mental defects in the British Pakastani population. Can’t have the truth getting out there.
On The Unhealthy Homosexual Lifestyle
Medical researchers have known for many years that the “homosexual lifestyle” is a very disease-ridden lifestyle. (The fact that the dominant liberal media are downplaying and/or ignoring and/or censoring the following crucial information should give you a clue as to just how biased, untrustworthy, corrupt, and potentially detrimental they can be.)
For example, one 1982 study mentioned in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the anal cancer rate for homosexuals is way above normal, maybe as high as 50 times normal.1 And a 1997 New England Journal of Medicine study again drew attention to the “strong association between anal cancer and male homosexual contact.”2 (The reason for the connection is that the lining of the anus, as opposed to the much thicker lining of the vagina, is only a single cell in thickness, tears easily, and thus is an easy point of entry for viruses and bacteria. Just as repeatedly assaulting lung tissue with cigarette smoke increases one’s lung cancer risk, repeatedly damaging the anus and rectum increases one’s anal cancer risk. Anal sex frequently results in damage to the anus and rectum. Too, this helps explain why AIDS is spread so easily in the homosexual community. However, even when there are not any tears in the anal lining, there is still a high risk for HIV infection because certain cells in its mucous lining [M-cells and Langerhans cells] can be infected and will then carry HIV deeper into one’s body.)
Another study found that: 1) 80% of syphilitic patients are homosexual; 2) about one-third of homosexuals are infected with active anorectal herpes simplex viruses; 3) chlamydia infects 15% of homosexuals; and 4) “a host of parasites, bacterial, viral, and protozoan are all rampant in the homosexual population.”3
Another study found that: 1) amoebiasis, a parasitic disease, afflicts around 32% of homosexuals; 2) giardiasis, also a parasitic disease, afflicts 14% of homosexuals (no heterosexuals in the study were found to have either amoebiasis or giardiasis); 3) gonorrhea afflicts 14% of homosexuals; and 4) 11% of homosexuals had anal warts.4
Another study found that anorectal sepsis, a potentially toxic bacterial infection, is 4 times more common in homosexual than heterosexual men.5
According to another study, the “prevalence of EBV type 2 [the Epstein-Barr type 2 virus] among homosexual men was significantly higher than it was among heterosexual men (39% vs. 6%).”6 (That virus causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with two types of cancer: Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.)
And other studies have found abnormally high rates of hepatitis B infection,7 hepatitis A infection,8 prostate cancer,9 colitis, enteritis, proctitis, and proctocolitis10 in homosexual men.
In 1997 a writer for the pro-homosexual New York Times noted that a young male homosexual in America has about a 50% chance of getting H.I.V. by middle age, that many homosexuals have abandoned “safe sex” in favor of unprotected anal sex, and that the incidence of gonorrhea rose 74% among homosexuals between 1993 and 1996.11
According to a study by the CDC, in 2002, 88% of San Francisco syphilis cases were found among homo/bisexual men.12
The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that the percentage of Chicago AIDS diagnoses connected to homo/bisexual men increased from 37% in year 2000 to 44% in 2003; and in mid-2006 it also reported that homo/bisexual men accounted for approximately 73% of Chicago syphilis cases for the year 2005. And a September 2010 report from the Centers for Disease Control titled “HIV among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)” noted: “Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2% of the US population, yet are the population most severely affected by HIV and are the only risk group in which new HIV infections have been increasing steadily since the early 1990s....At the end of 2006, more than half (53%) of all people living with HIV in the United States were MSM or MSM-IDU [injection drug user].” And according to a CDC report released in November 2009, 63% of syphilis cases in this country were found in homo/bisexuals in 2008.
Regarding HIV/AIDS, the HIV/AIDS rate for homo/bisexual males, even after all the years of warnings, continues to be so abnormally high that the Sept./Oct. 2012 edition of The Gay & Lesbian Review actually described HIV/AIDS as a “Gay Disease” and “primarily a ‘gay’ problem” and noted that “Gay men are sixty times more likely than heterosexual men...to be diagnosed with HIV.”13
But let’s keep telling school children what a wonderful “lifestyle” it is, my all means.
That would be because homosexuality IS a mental health problem, and it used to be classified as such by the American Psychiatric Association until the assault homosexuals started showing up at their yearly meetings and targeting them for harassment at their homes and places of business.
That's a really good point.
Society had it right in the old days.
Yep. I wish more people knew the truth.
Is this study funded by tax dollars?
It’s un-PC. It will be buried.
So I guess they can’t have a gun. (Oops I mean a rifle.)
That’s like saying a corpse is at risk of dying.
College texts have been revised, too, so guarantee this study will be ignored. Statistics agrees with ignoring what you don’t want to see.
I don’t even know when it was from but I don’t think it’s news to us. We have known all this for years.
Oh, bull. They are mixed-up people either from being cruelly treated by adults as children or by some biological malfunction. As adults, they fall into all kinds of deviant and disfunctional behavior which only adds to their unhappiness.
My advice? Never sit in front of a gay guy when viewing “Mommie Dearest.” It’ll teach you everything you want to know about crazy queens.
The doctor finds this result ‘’very worrying’’.
The most significant politically correct falsehood ever told was when the American Psychiatric Association declared that, contrary to all prior clinical experiences and consensus, homosexuality was no longer considered a mental illness. That was the same year the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand. 1973 was a very bad year for America.
That question needs to be asked and answered with regard to risky or transgressive sexual behaviors, in that many people engage in high-risk behaviors of various types, including car racing, alcohol binges and extreme sports, in order to self-medicate depression with adrenaline. It only works for a brief time, and then the need for more. So, if one's orientation gets people upset, it increases the adrenaline rush to do it and to parade it.
So what does this mean?
“This lends support to the idea that people who feel discriminated against experience social stressors, which in turn increases their risk of experiencing mental health problems, he says.
These higher levels of psychiatric problems in homosexual people call for greater efforts at preventing the issues arising, Dr. Chakraborty adds.”
“The rate of alcohol dependence was ten percent versus five percent, “
Are they saying that the rate of alcohol dependence in the UK is only 5%?
That is way off. That’s all they do is drink and eat crappy food.
The APA was the first group to get the Chick-fil-A, Duck Dynasty, Cracker Barrel, Mozilla treatment. Before that, it was an individual: Anita Bryant.
Homosexuality is a mental problem so this is obvious to sane people.
Discrimination may contribute to the higher risk
really? Maybe its because their minds are warped to start with.
Fortunately, there aren't very many of them. But they do an excellent job of living the "squeaky wheel" syndrome.
Yeah, I can see that.
I got to know a number of gay people in college, and I found they nearly all had really deep-seated problems. Addiction, depression, etc... Some were nice people and some were very weird and creepy, but they all carried very heavy burdens.
What?? You don't like haggis, blood sausage, marmite or black pudding?
I never cease to be amazed at the category error of scientist/psych types.
Very interesting. I’m saving it. Thanks.
I remember the Anita Bryant story well. I lived in South Florida.
Its un-PC. It will be buried.
Not exactly, as one of the researchers is quoted as saying that the sodomites’ mental illness may result from their being discriminated against.
Difficulty growing up in a world orientated to heterosexual norms? I guess they’ll always be mentally ill, since we’re 97% of the population.
I thought homosexuals make it a spectacle. As far as I know, heteros aren’t arranging Pride parades.
I got in an argument with a homosexual online once, because he said there was no such thing as gay bowel syndrome. Apparently, homosexuals have forced its removal from medical books. Don’t know if it’s a real disease, because it’s not listed anymore.
Who would have ever thought that perverts were also mentally ill?
In all seriousness I work with a lot of young people, some of them gay, and they have a very high rate of partner abuse and suicide. One time I had asked a student about her absences and she told me a the tale of how her lesbian mother was trying to still her girlfriend. TMI for sure.
Yeah, I was surprised no one posted it before. Guess it’s not getting any news.
That would be “steal” her girlfriend. Four glasses of Spatten may have been one too many.