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Women with mental health conditions more likely to be a victim of IPV

Emotional, physical, financial and/or sexual violence are higher among women with a moderate to severe mental health disorder, according to new research from Women's College Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario. For women with a severe mental health disability, the risk for intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization may be four-fold.

Women with PTSD may be more likely to mistreat their children

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that children with mothers with post-traumatic stress disorder or a combination of PTSD and depression are at a higher risk of experiencing maltreatment than those children whose mothers are only depressed or have neither disorder.

Routinely screen women for domestic violence, says U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a recommendation to routinely screen for abuse all women of childbearing age --whether or not there exist outward signs of trauma-- and to refer women who report violence to appropriate services. The recommendation was published in an online edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The decision to endorse routine screening is an important step toward improving the early identification of abuse and minimizing the long-term physical and psychological impact of domestic violence.