CitationLogie, Carmen H.; Lacombe-Duncan, Ashley; Poteat, Tonia; & Wagner, Anne C. (2017). Syndemic Factors Mediate the Relationship between Sexual Stigma and Depression among Sexual Minority Women and Gender Minorities. Women's Health Issues, 27(5), 592-9.
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Stigma and discrimination contribute to elevated depression risks among sexual minority women (SMW) and gender minority (GM) people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer. Syndemics theory posits that adverse psychosocial outcomes cluster to negatively impact health and mental health outcomes among sexual minorities. We tested whether a syndemic condition composed of low social support, low self-rated health, low self-esteem, and economic insecurity mediated the relationship between sexual stigma and depressive symptoms among SMW/GM.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleWomen's Health Issues
Author(s)Logie, Carmen H.
Wagner, Anne C.