“Our feelings are valid”- reviewing the lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative approaches in a mental health setting.
AffiliationUniversity of Chester; Advanced Neuropsychiatry Institute, Kolkata
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AbstractIn recent years, although research into support mechanisms for managing distress experienced by Lesbian Gay and Bisexual (LGB) communities has increased. Stigma-related discrimination related to sexual minority status remains. This is further compounded by stigma against mental illnesses thus creating double jeopardy. This review will outline recent discoveries by exploring existing theories highlighting factors that explain health disparities for cisgender LGB people. It appears that the experience of the LGB population and the use of psychological therapies is varied across the spectrum. Some focus upon symptom reduction as part of the experience, but others talk about not being validated. Some mention minority stress constructs, alongside the psychological mediation framework, which offers a potential theoretical understanding of the experiences of the LGB population who receive psychological therapies.
CitationBroadway-Horner, M., & Kar, A., (2022). “Our feelings are valid”- reviewing the lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative approaches in a mental health setting. International Review of Psychiatry, 34(3-4), 376-382. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540261.2022.2033180
PublisherTaylor and Francis
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Review of Psychiatry on 7 February 2022, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09540261.2022.2033180
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