Interpersonal partner violence and women in the United States: An overview of prevalence rates, psychiatric correlates and consequences and barriers to help seeking

Denise Hien, Lesia Ruglass

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Abstract

This review has highlighted the degree to which IPV for women in the United States is a significant and growing public health concern with sequelae that span psychological, sociocultural and legal domains. Since medical, psychiatric and legal response systems are typically organized in such a way as to be independently functioning, cross-communication efforts must be directed and intentional. Consequently, we face great challenges in future efforts to integrate prevention and intervention of IPV for women across interdisciplinary lines. It is our hope that this paper will promote dialogue towards these ends.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-55
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

Keywords

  • At risk populations
  • Battered females
  • Epidemiology
  • Help seeking behavior
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Mental disorders

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