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Study Links Domestic Violence And Mental Illness Risks

Women who experience domestic violence more likely to develop serious mental health issues.

A study in the British Journal of Psychiatry has found that wpmen who experience domestic abuse are three times as likely to develop a serious mental illness. The study also found that they are twice as like to already have some form of mental illness.

The study carried out by the University of Birmingham, compared 18,547 women who had been documented to have experienced abuse with 74,188 women who had not. The group exposed to domestic violence were found also to have a higher rate of obesity, excessive drinking, smoking and were more socioeconomically deprived.

The full study can be read via the link above and the BBC's report can be read on their website.