Source: Journal Consultation Clinical Psychology
Contributors: Schrimshaw, E. W., Siegel, K., Downing, M. J., Jr., & Parsons, J. T.
Topic: Mental Health/Health, Research Studies
Population Focus: Racially/Ethnically Diverse LGBTQ
Previous studies had suggested that greater concealment and less disclosure of sexual orientation may contribute to the lower levels of mental health in bisexual men relative to gay men. This study found that greater concealment was associated with more depressive and anxious symptoms, but greater disclosure was not significantly associated with better mental health. The findings indicate that interventions addressing concealment, emotional support, and internalized homophobia may be more beneficial for bisexual men than those focused on promoting disclosure.