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Update on Mental Health Aspects of Intimate Partner Violence.

Stewart, Donna Eileen; Vigod, Simone Natalie.
Med Clin North Am; 103(4): 735-749, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31078204
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common worldwide and occurs in more than one-third of American women and psychiatric patients. As well as physical injuries, it may cause mental health sequelae, such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychosis, inability to trust others, self-harm, and a host of psychosomatic conditions, that may be referred to psychiatrists. It is imperative that psychiatrists know the risk factors, how to assist disclosure of IPV, and how to safely respond. Psychiatrists must know the best evidence-based management of IPV and its mental health sequelae to best assist patients who have been exposed to IPV.