Anxiety disorders among sexual and gender ender minority populations

Brandon J. Weiss, Bethany Owens Raymond

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Rates of anxiety disorders are significantly elevated among sexual and gender minorities. In this chapter, the minority stress model is discussed as a framework for conceptualizing anxiety among sexual and gender minorities, and the authors review the literature on the relationships between specific minority stressors and symptoms. The authors examine prevalence rates of anxiety disorders among sexual minorities and gender minorities, separately and in comparison to heterosexual and cisgender individuals. Also reviewed is the literature on anxiety disorders among sexual and gender minorities with a racial or ethnic minority status. Current assessment and treatment approaches are identified and reviewed. Finally, limitations to the current literature base are discussed and recommendations are provided for future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780190067991
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Anxiety disorders
  • Gender minorities
  • Intersectionality
  • Minority stress
  • Sexual minorities


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