Impact of domestic violence on women’s mental health

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In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms. “We studied the impact of domestic violence on the risk of mental health problems, particularly depression,” explained the first study author. “We also studied the role of certain factors from the victims’ personal history, such as childhood abuse and economic poverty,” she explained.

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