A recent study on people associated with LGB has shocked everyone. Indeed, research says that mental disturbances are seen more in lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) people than in others. Not only this, alcohol and drug abuse has also been seen more in these people than in heterosexual people.
Explain, this research has been done by researchers from University College London (UCL) of UK in collaboration with the University of East Anglia. These findings, published in Psychological Medicine, clearly state a more tolerant social approach to such relationships.
In view of this continuing inequality, researchers have called for government action to ensure equality in health and social care services of these people. This research talks among health experts about improving the mental health needs of sexual minority groups and policies that can improve social understanding. For this, there is a need to adopt a tolerant attitude towards sexual minorities throughout the community before encouraging schools.
According to data from adult psychiatry morbidity surveys, 10,433 people aged 16–64 were sampled in the years 2007 and 2014. The survey was conducted based on face-to-face interviews and existing data related to computer self-completion, sexual orientation, common mental disorders, excessive use of alcohol and illicit drug use. Apart from this, the remaining information was obtained on the basis of collected information related to Manasic stress and discrimination, religious identity and experiences of sexual abuse in childhood.
Looking at this analysis of data for the years 2007 and 2014, the researchers found that in 2007 and 2014 there was no change in the status of people. These people are struggling with much worse mental health than the rest.
Research found that prevalence of depression and anxiety was 40 percent among bisexual people, compared to 28 percent among gay people, 16 percent more than heterosexual people. Similarly, illicit drug use was 37 percent higher among bisexual people, compared to 25 percent among gay people and 10.5 percent among heterosexual people. Research found that gay people had a 37 percent higher alcohol intake. While it was 31 percent among bisexual people and 24 percent among heterosexual people.