Journal article

Depression and Suicidality in Gay Men: Implications for Health Care Providers

Carrie Lee, John L Oliffe, Mary T Kelly, Olivier Ferlatte

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Gay men are a subgroup vulnerable to depression and suicidality. The prevalence of depression among gay men is three times higher than the general adult population. Because depression is a known risk factor for suicide, gay men are also at high risk for suicidality. Despite the high prevalence of depression and suicidality, health researchers and health care providers have tended to focus on sexual health issues, most often human immunodeficiency virus in gay men. Related to this, gay men's health has often been defined by sexual practices, and poorly understood are the intersections of gay men's physical and mental health with social determinants of health including ethnicity, locale, educa..

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