Quando a casa não é um porto seguro

Efeitos da Pandemia COVID-19 em Jovens de Minorias Sexuais e de Género em Portugal

  • Jorge Gato Centro de Psicologia da Universidade do Porto e Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto
  • Daniela Leal Centro de Psicologia da Universidade do Porto e Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto
  • Daniel Seabra Universidade de Coimbra; Centro de Investigação em Neuropsicologia e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental (CINEICC); Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação
Palavras-chave: COVID-19, LGBTQ, Família, depressão, Ansiedade

Resumo

As situações de quarentena têm efeitos deletérios na saúde mental da população geral, mas é de esperar que as pessoas LGBTQ (lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, transgénero e queer) sejam ainda mais afetadas. Objetivámos investigar em que medida os efeitos psicossociais da pandemia do COVID-19 estão associados a mudanças na saúde mental de adolescentes e jovens adultos LGBTQ (N = 403). Os resultados indicaram que: (i) não ter ou não frequentar um curso universitário, (ii) o impacto negativo da pandemia no quotidiano e (iii) um clima familiar negativo estavam associados a níveis mais elevados de depressão e ansiedade. Além disso, o clima familiar mediou parcialmente a associação entre o impacto individual da pandemia e a depressão e a ansiedade. As organizações que promovem os direitos de pessoas LGBTQ, os serviços de saúde e educação, bem como as demais redes de apoio, devem permanecer disponíveis para atender às necessidades desta população.

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2020-12-30
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Gato, J., Leal, D., & Seabra, D. (2020). Quando a casa não é um porto seguro. PSICOLOGIA, 34(2), 89-100. https://doi.org/10.17575/psicologia.v34i2.1667
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