Mental health and domestic violence

Mental health and domestic violence

Mental health and domestic violence.

People may be more likely to experience domestic violence if they have mental health disorders, new research has shown. Published in the journal PLoS ONE, the study revealed this to be the case for both men and women across all diagnoses. Investigators from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the University of Bristol and with funding from the National Institute for Health Research, discovered females with depressive disorders are around two and a half times more likely to have experienced domestic violence than those without mental health issues.