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[January 30, 2013] Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Homosexuals
psychcentral.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | JANE COLLINGWOOD

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
I guess they aren't so "gay" after all.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:46:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

So, the news is: the mentally ill tend to be mentally ill?

Noted.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:47:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ilovesarah2012

In other news, it was discovered that water is wet and mentally ill people tend to have more mental problems.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:47:39 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

How about ‘homosexuality tends to be more common among people with mental problems’.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:47:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ilovesarah2012

That’s well known. It’s timidity in society that keeps it from being treated frankly, like smoking would be.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:48:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Well duhhh...

Homos are already crazy. ie; not normal. What would you expect?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ya think?


7 posted on 06/26/2014 4:50:14 PM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: ilovesarah2012
this is such a "duh" report....of course, when one's ideation is completely opposed to the normal majority, its hard to fit in....

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...

8 posted on 06/26/2014 4:50:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ilovesarah2012

That’s why they make such good Democrats.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 4:51:05 PM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 4:51:11 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Homosexual people tend to experience more mental health problems than heterosexual people

Or is it that mentally ill people are more prone to engage in homosexuality? This is a chicken-and-egg situation. Does homosexuality cause mental illness, or does mental illness precipitate homosexuality, or are they both symptoms of another disorder entirely? Regardless, the terms "normal" and "healthy" do not apply.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 4:51:19 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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

http://home60515.com/4.html

But let’s keep telling school children what a wonderful “lifestyle” it is, my all means.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 4:51:29 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 4:53:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: skeeter
How about ‘homosexuality tends to be more common among people with mental problems’.

That's a really good point.

14 posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:37 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan
Its been true with every one I've ever known - they've suffered at least a few other mental issues in addition to their homosexuality.

Society had it right in the old days.

15 posted on 06/26/2014 4:56:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep. I wish more people knew the truth.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 4:57:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Is this study funded by tax dollars?

It’s un-PC. It will be buried.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 4:57:55 PM PDT by lurk
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To: ilovesarah2012

Mental —

So I guess they can’t have a gun. (Oops I mean a rifle.)


18 posted on 06/26/2014 5:01:10 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That’s like saying a corpse is at risk of dying.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 5:02:02 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

College texts have been revised, too, so guarantee this study will be ignored. Statistics agrees with ignoring what you don’t want to see.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: lurk

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.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 5:05:28 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 5:05:37 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The doctor finds this result ‘’very worrying’’.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 5:05:46 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 5:07:29 PM PDT by allendale
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To: so_real
Or is it that mentally ill people are more prone to engage in homosexuality?

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.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.”


26 posted on 06/26/2014 5:12:04 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: ilovesarah2012
Dr. Apu Chakraborty

Ape-you Shake-yer-booty?

27 posted on 06/26/2014 5:13:18 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The most scientifically credible studies show that children of heterosexual parents fare better on numerous indicators of personal well-being than children of homosexual parents. Authored by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the study was published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research. Children of lesbian mothers are nearly 12 times (≅ 1200%) as likely to say they were sexually touched by a parent or adult as those raised in intact biological families. Asked if they had ever been raped, 31 percent of those raised by lesbian mothers and 25 percent of children raised by gay fathers answered yes, compared to 8 percent of those from intact biological homes. Twenty percent (20%) of those raised by lesbians and 25% of those raised by gay men reported having contracted a sexual transmitted infection, compared to 8% of those raised by their biological parents. Twelve percent (12%) of those with a lesbian mother and 24% of those with a gay father reported having recently contemplated suicide, compared to only 5% raised by an intact biological family or a single parent. Nineteen percent (19%) of those raised by a lesbian mother or gay father were currently or recently receiving psychotherapy, compared to 8% of those raised by their heterosexual parents. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of those of working age raised by a lesbian mother and 20% of those raised by a gay father reported being currently unemployed, compared to 8% raised by an intact biological family and 13% raised by a single parent. Regnerus’ findings conflict with studies widely touted by homosexual activists which have claimed that children raised by homosexual parents fare as well or even better than their peers. Many of these studies, Regnerus points out, have relied on small, self-selected samples, parent rather than child reported outcomes, and have exhibited evidence of political bias. Regnerus drew his data from the New Family Structures Study, a data collection project that drew from a large, random sample of American young adults. This study is one of the few that measures outcomes as reported by the children of homosexuals, rather than relying on an assessment by the homosexual parent. Children from same-sex households much less likely to graduate high school: large study Girls living in “gay” households are only 15 percent as likely to graduate compared to girls from opposite sex married homes. A large-scale study by Douglas W. Allen, professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, has found that children in same-sex households were only 65 percent as likely to graduate from high school as those living in traditional opposite sex marriage families.
28 posted on 06/26/2014 5:14:55 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“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.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
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.

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.

30 posted on 06/26/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Homosexuality is a mental problem so this is obvious to sane people.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Discrimination may contribute to the higher risk

really? Maybe its because their minds are warped to start with.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Of course they are nuts. They are queers. This should be expected. Is anyone surprised?

Fortunately, there aren't very many of them. But they do an excellent job of living the "squeaky wheel" syndrome.

33 posted on 06/26/2014 5:21:25 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
So to summarize: people who have mental problems already might have more mental problems because of their mental problems?

Yeah, I can see that.

34 posted on 06/26/2014 5:24:01 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 5:24:36 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Oliviaforever
That’s all they do is drink and eat crappy food.

What?? You don't like haggis, blood sausage, marmite or black pudding?

36 posted on 06/26/2014 5:25:08 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Obama - The Scandal a Week President.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I never cease to be amazed at the category error of scientist/psych types.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Very interesting. I’m saving it. Thanks.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 5:48:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Albion Wilde

I remember the Anita Bryant story well. I lived in South Florida.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 5:51:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lurk

It’s un-PC. It will be buried.

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Not exactly, as one of the researchers is quoted as saying that the sodomites’ mental illness may result from their being discriminated against.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:35 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 7:30:26 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: cherry

I thought homosexuals make it a spectacle. As far as I know, heteros aren’t arranging Pride parades.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 7:32:51 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 7:39:09 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 7:40:40 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: lurk

Yeah, I was surprised no one posted it before. Guess it’s not getting any news.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: Jay Redhawk

That would be “steal” her girlfriend. Four glasses of Spatten may have been one too many.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 7:43:08 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Really?

"You ever smell another man's tuckas? You'd be upset too." - Howard Stern
47 posted on 06/26/2014 8:23:52 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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