Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer LGBTQ people with mental health concerns are amongst the most marginalized individuals in North American society. They face high levels of discrimination as a function of homophobia, transphobia, mental health stigma, and other forms of oppression. The challenges that these individuals experience are exacerbated by a lack of attention in research and clinical commentaries. It is a paucity of research that has persisted despite i estimates of up to a half a million LGBTQ persons with mental health concerns in the United States, ii 25 years of repeated calls for inquiry in the area and, iii a large body of research highlighting the mental and physical health disparities of LGBTQ people. This study examines the experiences, beliefs, behaviors, and places that constitute community participation for LGBTQ people who have been diagnosed with psychosis.
Defining Community for LGBT People with Schizophrenia
Defining Community for LGBT People with Schizophrenia - Portico
People diagnosed with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders often have unmet needs around sexuality and intimacy issues. The aim of the current review was to explore the available qualitative literature that addressed sexuality and intimacy issues published between the years and Records were screened for eligibility. Finally, 56 studies that addressed the aims were included in the review. The main themes that emerged are briefly discussed. The implications for clinical practice and future research are presented.
The symptoms of 'schizophrenia' are very real, but experts are looking for a better way to define them. The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it. Its passing will not be mourned.