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Correlates of depressed mood among young stimulant-using homeless gay and bisexual men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23017039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Homeless gay and bisexual (G/B) men are at risk for suicide attempts and have high risk of depressed mood, defined as elevated level of depressive symptoms. This study describes baseline socio-demographic, cognitive, psychosocial, and health- and drug-related correlates of depressed mood in 267 stimulant-using homeless G/B young men who entered a study designed to reduce drug use. G/B men without social support were 11 times more likely to experience depressed mood than their counterparts who had support; those who reported severe body pain were almost six times more likely to report depressed mood than those without pain. Other factors that increased risk of depressed mood included being homeless in the last four months, injecting drugs, reporting poor or fair health status, and high levels of internalized homophobia. This study is one of the first studies to draw a link between pain experienced and depressed mood in homeless young G/B men. Understanding the correlates of depressed mood among homeless G/B young men can help service providers design more targeted treatment plans and provide more appropriate referrals to ancillary care services.
Adeline Nyamathi; Catherine Branson; Faith Idemundia; Cathy Reback; Steven Shoptaw; Mary Marfisee; Colleen Keenan; Farinaz Khalilifard; Yihang Liu; Kartik Yadav
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  2013-01-21     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Amphetamine-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
Bisexuality / psychology*
California / epidemiology
Cocaine-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
Crack Cocaine
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression / epidemiology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Homeless Persons / psychology*
Homosexuality, Male / psychology*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Pain / epidemiology
Risk Factors
Social Support
Suicide / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data
Young Adult
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Crack Cocaine; 44RAL3456C/Methamphetamine

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