A new U.S. report on domestic violence against men has lifted the lid on the scale and nature of the phenomenon. In-depth interviews with over 400 men found that 5% had experienced domestic violence - including non-physical abuse - in the past year, 10% in the past five years and 29% over their lifetimes. Depressive symptoms were nearly three times as common in older men who had experienced abuse, with much more severe depression in the men who had been abused physically. Most men stayed in abusive relationships for years and domestic violence affected men from all walks of life.
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