Why are LGBTs more likely to be depressed?

  • metta

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    Sep 07, 2014 4:51 AM GMT
    Why are LGBTs more likely to be depressed?

    Researchers at King's College London are calling on LGBT and straight people, especially bisexual men and transgender people, to respond to a large survey on mental health


    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/why-are-lgbts-more-likely-be-depressed010914
  • metta

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    Sep 07, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    Survey

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YTB22DL
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    Sep 07, 2014 5:21 AM GMT
    I read the title of this thread and cried for 17 days non-stop. icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 07, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    pazzy saidsimple. living in a homophobic world where you're told that you're abnormal.
    Define normal.
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    Sep 07, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
    Took the survey. Good survey.
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    Sep 07, 2014 9:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    pazzy saidsimple. living in a homophobic world where you're told that you're abnormal.
    Define normal.

    !(abnormal)
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    Sep 07, 2014 2:13 PM GMT
    The lives they have to live growing up, and hell I can say the community isnt very supportive for a lot of people.
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    Sep 07, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    I'm waiting for the study that explores why we treat each other so shitty, let alone the way others treat us (which has been studied to death).
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    Sep 07, 2014 3:53 PM GMT

    No-brainer, really. To all kinds of varying degrees, both subtle and obvious: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3898823 Watch the vid.
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    Sep 07, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
    one of the fact could be that, they have plus one circumstance of being judged all the time being compared with others.
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    Sep 07, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    Growing up in a homophobic world. Then you either fake straight for the homophobes or deal with the just as ignorant gay community. Were all living on this Earth that's enough of a reason to be depressed. Even though a few who probably are happy because of whatever.
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    Sep 07, 2014 5:28 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidI'm waiting for the study that explores why we treat each other so shitty, let alone the way others treat us (which has been studied to death).

    That's human nature, nothing special in the case of homosexuals.
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    Sep 07, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    morphic said
    paulflexes said
    pazzy saidsimple. living in a homophobic world where you're told that you're abnormal.
    Define normal.

    !(abnormal)
    So having abs is normal?
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    Sep 07, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    The isolation and rejection.
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    Sep 07, 2014 7:23 PM GMT
    For gay men I would say that the biggest cause of mental-health problems is that we treat each other as objects that are less than human much too often. The homophobia that exists in some quarters of society would not matter nearly as much if there were true respect among gay men. By way of comparison, I wonder if Jews are more depressed than other folks? I think it's a useful comparison because of the long history of extreme antisemitism. I suspect they are not more depressed because they have a very strong sense of community.
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    Sep 08, 2014 2:02 PM GMT
    Self-centeredness leads to depression.

    As usual, this is a jacked-up survey/study. The researchers have already arrived at a conclusion:

    "...to help find how discrimination helps contribute to poor mental health."
  • Markz0ne45

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    Sep 08, 2014 2:22 PM GMT
    Don't buy this mental illness scam. Just a way to sell more drugs and say your broken and can't be fixed. These pharma drugs just shut off your brain and turn you into a zombie. People just need to learn to treat people any better. Being an emotional being isn't an illness.
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    Sep 08, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
    morphic said
    ShiftyJK08 saidI'm waiting for the study that explores why we treat each other so shitty, let alone the way others treat us (which has been studied to death).

    That's human nature, nothing special in the case of homosexuals.


    Mayhaps, but it seems like there is a phenomenon where members of persecuted groups lash out at each other instead of at the common enemy.
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    Sep 08, 2014 10:03 PM GMT
    If we treated each other better and cared more about each other I think the depression rate would drop significantly.
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    Sep 09, 2014 5:54 AM GMT
    ^^

    omgomgomgomg :s