Bisexual Veterans and Soldiers at Higher Risk for PTSD

New research indicates bisexual veterans and soldiers may be at a higher risk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression than their peers. 

University of Southern California doctoral student Katie McNamara conducted the research, saying previous researchers studied lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as one group, according to MedicalXpress. When she studied them separately, McNamara found bisexual veterans are 2.5 times more likely to suffer severe depression than straight veterans.

"Even when I controlled for a wide range of specific demographic and military-related variables that might put some populations at higher risk for certain mental health issues, the results still indicated that bisexual veterans fare more poorly in terms of mental health outcomes," she said.

 Though more research needs to be done to determine the cause, McNamara points to bi erasure as a possibility.


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