Mental health and domestic violence

Mental health and domestic violence is a problem that effects people all over the world.

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. Domestic violence occurs all over the world dude to stress, unhealthy environments, or simply undeveloped feelings.

Living with another person as an adult all day every day can become stressful and difficult if individuals do not develop adequate copping mechanisms. Especially when two people are living in hardship situations where stress levels are constantly high. Mental health can be severely effected for even the most healthy people in certain situations.