In what may count as one of the more obvious statements of the year, a new report by researchers from Cambridge University in England has found that homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals are “more likely to have mental health problems” than normal people.
According to the report, titled “Sexual Minorities in England Have Poorer Health and Worse Health Care Experiences: A National Survey,” bisexuals are the most mentally disturbed of all the sexually deviant groups.
The survey follows on from an earlier report from the former chief psychiatrist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, who said that the trend of “transgenderism” was a mental illness as well.
The new survey, described as one of the “the biggest surveys of homosexuals in England,” found that homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals are two to three times more likely to report having a longstanding psychological or emotional problem than their heterosexual counterparts.
According to the study, some 12 percent of lesbian women and almost 19 percent of bisexual women reported mental health problems, compared with six percent of heterosexual women.
Some 11 percent of homosexuals and 15 percent of bisexual men reported mental health problems, compared to five percent of heterosexual men.
The report further found that the sexually-deviant population was also more likely to report fair or poor general health: 22 percent of homosexuals and 26 percent of bisexual men, compared with 20 percent of normal men; and 25 percent of lesbians and 31 percent of bisexual women compared with 21 percent of normal women.
Lesbians, homosexuals and bisexual men and women were 50 percent more likely than heterosexuals to report negative experiences with primary care services, according to the study which was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
The researchers used more than two million responses to the 2009–10 English General Practice Patient Survey to create the study.