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17 August 2011

Abuse

The safety of the abused victim should be considered first and foremost in all cases.

BACKGROUND

Although adult males can be victims of domestic abuse, women are five to eight times more likely to be abused than males. Domestic abuse can occur during a heterosexual or homosexual relationship or after a relationship has ended.

CAUSES

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

DIAGNOSIS

WHERE TO GET HELP

TREATMENT

INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES

PREVENTION

AUTHOR INFORMATION

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. www.aacap.org.
  • Department of Health and Human Services. www.hhs.gov.
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund. www.endabuse.org.
  • Fegert JM. Child sexual abuse. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2007 Jan;50(1):78-89. View abstract
  • Kolar KR, Davey D. Silent victims: children exposed to family violence. J Sch Nurs. 2007 Apr;23(2):86-91. View abstract
  • Kristensen E, Lau M. Women with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Long-term social and psychiatric aspects. Nord J Psychiatry. 2007;61(2):115-20. View abstract
  • Mitchell KJ, Finkelhor D, Wolak J. Youth internet users at risk for the most serious online sexual solicitations. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jun;32(6):532-7. View abstract
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. www.ncadv.org.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline. www.ndvh.org.
  • Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine. www.naturalstandard.com. Copyright � 2007.
  • Rape Abuse & Incest National Network. www.rainn.org.
  • Sachs-Ericsson N, Kendall-Tackett K, Hernandez A. Childhood abuse, chronic pain, and depression in the National Comorbidity Survey. Child Abuse Negl. 2007 May;31(5):531-47. View abstract


 
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