Study: Bisexual Women Depressed, Feel Invisible
BY Michelle Garcia
November 09 2011 6:43 PM ET
A new study finds a high incidence of depression, stress, and anxiety among bisexual women and that they often report a feeling of being invisible.
"There tends to be this expectation or standard that a person picks one sexual identity and sticks with it," said lead researcher Lisa Lindley, according to The Huffington Post. "I think there's a lot of misunderstanding about bisexuals."
George Mason University's survey also indicated that bisexual men and women tend to abuse alcohol as teenagers, but the dependence on alcohol drops for men as they age. The prevalence of alcohol abuse for bisexual women stays the same.
"I think their risk has a lot more to do with stigma," Lindley added.
The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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