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dc.contributor.authorSinno, Jad
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-19T13:00:00Z
dc.date.available2019-08-19T13:00:00Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76265
dc.description.abstractIncreasing research has highlighted certain health disparities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other gender/sexual minorities (LGBTQ+) peoples, particularly in relation to poorer mental health outcomes (Keuroghlia, Ard, & Makadon 2017; Kidd et al., 2016). Using a mixed-methods design, this study explored help-seeking with various mainstream, traditional, and/or complementary medicine practitioners among LGBTQ+ and heterosexual, cisgender adults living with psychological distress in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). An online survey revealed that psychological distress, experiences of mental health discrimination, and help-seeking behaviours differed based on gender identity, sexual orientation, and mental health diagnosis. A focus group revealed unique experiences of LGBTQ+ patients that influence treatment adherence and outcomes, and emphasized how discrimination, patient-practitioner rapport, and insurance coverage were primary factors affecting help-seeking. These findings indicate that the health care system in the HRM needs to be improved to provide more accessible mental health services to LGBTQ+ patients.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectLGBTQ+ Healthen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectAnxietyen_US
dc.subjectPsychological Distressen_US
dc.subjectHelp-seekingen_US
dc.subjectTCAMen_US
dc.subjectAlternative Medicineen_US
dc.subjectComplementary Medicineen_US
dc.subjectSexual minorities--Health and hygiene
dc.titleHELP-SEEKING BEHAVIOURS OF ADULTS FROM SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITIES LIVING WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2019-07-23
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry Researchen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerMatthew Numeren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSherry Stewarten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerIngrid Waldronen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerZenovia Ursuliaken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorAmy Bombayen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNoen_US
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