Thursday, September 20, 2007

Domestic violence and mental health

A study of 177 women in a domestic violence shelter on the East Coast of America looked at the links between how dangerous their partners were and the women's mental-health problems. The researchers found that the more dangerous the women's partners were the more likely the women were to suffer from anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, suicide attempts, weight gain and illegal drug use.

Sato-DiLorenzo, Aya and Sharps, Phyllis W. - Dangerous intimate partner relationships and women's mental health and health behaviors Issues in Mental Health Nursing 28 (8), 837-848

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