5059.0 Synergisms of Substance Use and Mental Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
A number of health disparities have been identified in LGBT communities. This session highlights current research on the intersection of LGBT identities and mental health or substance abuse outcomes.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe potential interactions between substance use and mental health outcomes. 2. Identify intervention points to reduce mental health and substance use disparities among LGBT populations.

8:30 AM
Trajectories and Outcomes of Stimulant Drug Use among Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM) over a 4 year period
Ron Stall, PhD, Sin How Lim, MS, Michael P. Marshal, PhD, Jessica Burke, PhD, MHS, Amy Herrick, MA, Thomas Guadamuz, PhD, MHS, Michael W. Plankey, PhD and D. Ostrow, MD
8:45 AM
Sexual orientation/gender identity as a predictor of co-occurring disorders and treatment outcomes among clients seeking publicly funded substance abuse treatment services in Washington State
Sherry Lipsky, PhD, MPH, Antoinnette Krupski, PHD, Barbara Lucenko, PHD, Alice Huber, PhD, David Mancuso, PhD and Peter Roy-Byrne, MD
9:00 AM
State-level discrimination policies: Environmental risk factors for psychiatric morbidity in LGB populations
Mark Hatzenbuehler, MS, MPhil, Katherine Keyes, MPH and Deborah S. Hasin, PhD
9:15 AM
Dimensions of sexual orientation and mental health outcomes: Results from a national study
Wendy Beth Bostwick, PhD, Carol J. Boyd, PhD, Tonda Hughes, PhD and Sean McCabe, PhD
9:30 AM
Internalized homonegativity and psychological distress among Black and White young MSM
Jennifer L. Lauby, PhD, Heather Batson, BA and Mary Milnamow, BA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)