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do·mes·tic vi·o·lence

(dō-mes'tik vī'ō-lens),
Intentionally inflicted injury perpetrated by and on family member(s); varieties include spouse abuse, child abuse, and sexual abuse, including incest. Various kinds of abuse, such as sexual abuse, also happen outside the family unit. The American Medical Association and similar organizations outside the U.S. have issued advisory notices to physicians on the detection and treatment of domestic violence.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

domestic violence

A pattern of sexual, emotional, psychological or financial abuse of a current or former partner, often punctuated by physical assault or credible threats of bodily harm, occurring in the home.
Risk factors
Partner abuse of substances and/or alcohol; intermittent employment or unemployment; lower education.

As defined in the UK, any violence between partners in an intimate relationship, wherever and whenever the violence occurs. DV victims suffer on many levels—health, housing, education­—and lack freedom to live meaningful lives without fear.

Domestic violence in the UK, facts of interest
• Accounts for 16% of all violent crime.
• Has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average there are 35 assaults before a victim calls the police).
• Claims the lives of 2 women/week.
• 60% of offenders are unemployed; many have mental health issues; 36% witnessed violence between their own parents; 48% are alcohol dependent.
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domestic violence

Battering Public health A pattern of psychological, economic, and sexual coercion of one partner in a relationship by the other, often punctuated by physical assaults, or credible threats of bodily harm; physical abuse by a 'significant other'–boy/girlfriend, lover, spouse at home Risk factors Partner abuse of substances, alcohol; intermittent employment, unemployment; less than high school education; perpetrator: former spouse, ex-boyfriend. See Abusive behavior, Criminal victimization.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence

(dŏ-mĕs'tik vī'ŏ-lĕns)
Intentionally inflicted injury perpetrated by and on family member(s); varieties include spouse abuse, child abuse, and sexual abuse, including incest. Various kinds of abuse (e.g., sexual abuse) also happen outside of the family unit.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence

(dŏ-mĕs'tik vī'ŏ-lĕns)
Intentionally inflicted injury perpetrated by and on family member(s); varieties include spousal abuse, child abuse, and sexual abuse, including incest.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about domestic violence

Q. What should I do if I think there is a domestic violence in my building? I think there is a case of domestic violence going on in with my neighbors. I have heard a man hitting a woman and a woman screaming, things being thrown, etc. This type of event will happen several times a week, lasting all day. I'm not sure where my place is on this, since I don't know them, and I don’t even know what neighbor it is, but I hate just sitting here doing nothing while a man is beating a woman. I don’t know what to do. Please help.

A. I have been on the receiving end of domestic violence. I have only been out for about 1yr and 3 months. I almost lost my children due to the issues. The best thing you can do is report it. Even though the person will never leave the situation until either someone intervenes, or they almost lose their life. They can get possibly die from it. domestic issues tend to escalate instead of subsiding. Also there is the problem that the person in the situation may have been threatened and their self esteem is usually in the gutter. I wasnt allowed out of my house and when I did go out I had to look at the ground. If my boyfriend thought that i was looking at someone male or female I usually got hit.

Q. Is “domestic violence” can be considered a medical issue? Is it curable? My partner is showing scary signs of violence…can it be treated with some sort of medication?

A. you can also tyr to get him into an anger management class,that might also help both of you.

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