Women and men who have suffered abuse at the hands of an intimate partner are twice as likely to self-harm, twice as likely to have suicidal ideations, and three times as likely to attempt suicide as those who have not experienced abusive relationships.
Women who experience interpersonal violence from their partners are three times as likely to develop a mental health problem, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Not only did researchers find a higher chance of developing a mental illness following domestic abuse, but also discovered those with a mental health problem were more likely to experience abuse in future relationships.
When it comes to coercive control in parental relationships, the children aren't just passive witnesses. Children exposed to coercive control experience problems with social-emotional and physical development, and broader family functioning outcomes such as strained relationships with their parents or experiencing harsher parenting. Children also often exhibit behavioral and psychological challenges.
College aged students are able to recognize the harmful nature of the romantic relationship portrayed in the blockbuster movie.
Autistic adults are more vulnerable to negative life events, including employment difficulties, domestic abuse, and financial hardships. Negative life events may explain higher rates of depression and anxiety, and lower life satisfaction in those on the autism spectrum.
78% of female prisoners had a history of severe head injury, most of which occurred in the context of domestic violence. 66% of prisoners experienced repeated head injuries spanning several years.
Over 22% of adults who were chronically exposed to parental domestic violence as children developed major depressive disorder later in life. 1 in 6 adults who witnessed PDV developed anxiety disorders, and over 25% later developed substance use disorders.
Study reveals women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to contract HIV infection.
Many survivors of domestic violence are likely to have experienced repeated head injuries and oxygen deprivation. The injuries resulted in memory loss, anxiety, and visual problems. Of the 49 people interviewed for this study, 81% report being hit in the head by their partner, while 83% report strangulation events.
Women who have experienced domestic violence are 44% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population. They also have a 51% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and a 31% higher risk of being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.