Younger gay and bisexual men are also more likely to have lower salaries and lower employment security than older men, as well as often coming out at a younger age.
The study was conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and funded by Stonewall, the LGBT charity. Research looked at 5,799 men living in the UK and revealed a large generational divide in the experiences of gay and bisexual men.
The study revealed that gay or bisexual men aged 26 or under are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety or depression and six times as likely to have attempted suicide as men aged 45 or over.
Men from low income backgrounds or ethnic minority groups were more likely to experience issues, while men with low levels of education were found to be twice as likely to suffer a mental health problem.
While it is known that LGBT communities are more likely to suffer from mental health problems than other social groups, there has been limited...