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03 August 2011

Mental health linked to abuse

Women who have experienced rape or other abuse have higher rates of mental disorders and are up to 20 times more likely to attempt suicide than other females.

Women who have experienced rape or other abuse have far higher rates of mental disorders and are up to 20 times more likely to attempt suicide than other females, an Australian study showed.

"Not only was there a higher rate of mental disorder but there was also a greater severity."

The more the abuse the more severe the mental disorder
Researchers analysed the results of a national survey of 4,451 women aged 16 to 85 conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

 
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