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Domestic Violence Is Associated With Mental Disorder

Across all diagnoses and studies, researchers have come up with a new finding that the people suffering from mental disorders are more susceptible to have experienced domestic violence as compare to the general public. This research was found from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry with the group effort of University of Bristol.

The studies conducted before has some links between mental health complications and domestic violence which mostly caused due to depression and stress. But this is the foremost study that has to come across different mental problems linked with the victims of domestic violence.

In this study from King’s College London’s Institute, the researchers assessed statistics from 41 different studies worldwide.  Compared to adult females without psychological health harms, it was noticed that females who were facing depressive disorders were about two and a half times more to experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Whereas women suffering from anxiety chaos were over three and a half times more likely to face violence and those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were highly risky had seven times more probability to domestic violence.

Not only this, it was also observed that women going through other health troubles like eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder schizophrenia as well as mental health problems were at the alleviated risk of being exposed to domestic violence as compared to other females without any sort of mental health complications.

Any occurrence or models of occurrence of threatening, coercive, or controlling behavior, violent behavior or abusive behavior between those who are aged 16 or greater than that, or the one who have  intimate family members or partners in spite of sexuality gender. The domestic may encompass all this, including different other physical, financial, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.

On the other hand, men with all sorts of mental health problems were also at a greater risk for domestic violence. Although the prevalence estimated for men was comparatively low than women. Also, it is indicated that men are not the common victims of repetitive severe violence.

After having a look on this report, Professor Louise Howard, the  leading writer of the research from King’s Institute of Psychiatry said, “However, in the study we came upon the point that, both men as well as women going through mental health disarrays are at a higher risk of triggering domestic violence. The verification and facts of the study recommend two considerations or happenings: often the domestic violence leads to the development of mental health condition in the victims, whereas people amid of mental health troubles are also prone to experience domestic violent behavior”

“We look forward that this assessment will draw awareness to the mental health requirements of victims of domestic violent behavior and hark back the mental health teams as well as the general practitioners that even mental health problems may lie behind the appearance of domestic hostility.”

“Mental health professionals and general practitioners of mental health need to be conscious enough of the connection between mental health disorders and domestic violence, and make sure that the victims are out of harm’s way from any sort of domestic violent behavior and are taken care for any impacts on their mental health caused due to the abusive violence.”

Statistics from the British Crime Survey 2010-11 estimates that about 17 % of men and 27 % of women all over UK experience abusive violence from their partner all through their life, whereas it has also further observed that women experience severe and frequent violence as compared to men.

Moreover, some of the researchers and authors also call for more findings on same issue that follows people with their mental health disorders to recognize the diverse ways they can wind up being victims of domestic violence and abuse. Such results might, for instance, lend a hand in designing a better healthcare service to the sufferers.

Other restrictions of this research take in high heterogeneity flanked by findings, the failure to manage for difficult issues when teaming the occurrence estimates, and practical flaws in the prime studies.