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Mental health problems prominent in gay, lesbian and bisexual people

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Mental health problems are more common in gay, lesbian and bisexual people than heterosexual people, say researchers.

The study of 7,403 adults found that 4.1% of gay people had a depressive episode during the previous week compared to 2.1% of heterosexuals.

Another 8.6% of gay people reported self-harming compared with 4.6% of heterosexuals. 

The study was conducted by researchers in London and Leicester.

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