Gay conversion therapy linked to heightened depression and lower resilience in later life

A recent study uncovered heightened depressive symptoms and internalized homophobia in older same-sex attracted men with prior experiences of conversion therapy. The findings were published in The Gerontologist.As study authors Steven Meanley and his fellow researchers point out, homosexual men who are now reaching older adulthood belong to the first generation to navigate society as openly same-sex-attracted individuals and the first to defy traditional heterosexist societal rules. The researchers were motivated to explore how these challenges may have impacted the mental health of this group...


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