Review Associates Mental Illness With Domestic Violence.

HealthDay (1/3, Dotinga) reports, “People diagnosed with mental illness are more likely than others to be victims of domestic violence,” according to a review recently published in the journal PLoS One. After examining data gathered from 41 studies across the globe, researchers found that “women with symptoms of depression were 2.5 times more likely to have experienced domestic violence over their lifetimes than those in the general population, while those with anxiety disorders were more than 3.5 times more likely to have suffered domestic abuse. The extra risk grew to seven times more likely among those with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

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— “Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says,”Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, January 2, 2013.

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