Study shows more mental health issues among lesbian, gay and bisexual Canadians

Please see below for a link and citation to the article “Prevalence and Co-Occurrence of Heavy Drinking and Anxiety and Mood Disorders Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Canadians” which includes research by YSHT PhD trainee Basia Pakula and Jean Shoveller. In her study, Basia Pakula found that gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than others, and often engage in heavy drinking. Her work is currently being featured on the UBC website.

Pakula, B., Shoveller, J.A., Ratner, P.A., FCAHS, Carpiano, R. (2016). Prevalence and Co-Occurrence of Heavy Drinking and Anxiety and Mood Disorders Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Canadians. American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print March 17, 2016: e1–e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303083