Sexual Minority Mental Health: Measurement, Prevalence, and Treatment

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This chapter will present an overview of mental health in sexual minorities with a particular focus on a UK context. Firstly, it will present prevalence of mental health in sexual minorities, and along with a brief consideration of causal pathways in an attempt to understand the context of this observed disparity, it will then go on to discuss data collection, sampling and research quality issues and will finish with providing some recommendations for interventions. In focusing on prevalence, it will start with a consideration of the complexities of sexual orientation identity (SOI) measurement, the categorising of sexual orientation identities and issues around sexual minority mental health (SMMH) data capture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSexual Minorities and Mental Health: Current Perspectives and New Directions
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-37438-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-37437-1, 978-3-031-37440-1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2023

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