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GUEST EDITORIAL: MENTAL HEALTH AND LGBT COMMUNITIES

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At an international level, data collected in the US as part of the National Survey of Midlife Development similarly suggests that gay and bisexual men are three times more likely to experience depression than heterosexual men (Cochran, Sullivan & Mays, 2003). Michael Hurley summarises this dilemma associated with promoting research findings as they relate to the mental health of LGBT people where he states that: ...in some social research context, practices which assume marginality can produce social deficit accounts of the groups being researched, and in the process reinforce the marginalisation of those groups...

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