Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression Among Adults with Same-Sex Parents

Depression Research and Treatment, Volume 2016

9 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2016 Last revised: 17 Jul 2016

Donald Paul Sullins

The Catholic University of America

Date Written: April 19, 2016

Abstract

The relationship of elevated depression risk recently discovered among adult persons raised by same-sex parents with possible precipitating conditions in childhood has not previously been acknowledged. This study tests whether such inattention is supportable. Logistic regression based risk ratios were estimated from longitudinal measures of mental health outcomes observed in three waves (at ages 15, 22, and 28) of the US National Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health (

Keywords: same-sex, parenting, child well-being, homosexuality, depression, obesity, suicidality, stigma, National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)

JEL Classification: J12, J13

Suggested Citation

Sullins, Donald Paul, Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression Among Adults with Same-Sex Parents (April 19, 2016). Depression Research and Treatment, Volume 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2801825

Donald Paul Sullins (Contact Author)

The Catholic University of America ( email )

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Washington, DC 20064
United States

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