Drinking patterns in homosexual and heterosexual women

C. E. Lewis, M. T. Saghir, E. Robins

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The lifetime prevalence of heavy and problem drinking was found to be significantly higher in a sample of homosexual women (N=57) compared to a demographically matched sample of heterosexual women (N=43). This prevalence of excessive drinking is not explained by personality traits, psychiatric diagnosis, gender identity, history of frequenting gay bars, or family history of alcoholism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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