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.
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A new study offers insights into ways health care providers can best respond to domestic violence among female veterans. The researchers conducted comprehensive qualitative interviews with 12 primary care providers in New England who treat female veterans at VA hospitals.
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.
Health care settings can do better when it comes to identifying intimate partner violence (IPV) and following up with targeted care, suggests new research from Penn State College of Medicine.
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.