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violence

 [vi´o-lens]
great force, either physical or emotional, usually exerted in order to damage or otherwise abuse something or someone.
horizontal violence violence directed toward one's peers.
risk for violence: self-directed or directed at others a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as behaviors by an individual that can be physically harmful to either the self or others. Related factors include antisocial character, catatonic excitement, panic states, rage reactions, organic brain syndrome, and toxic reactions to drugs. Defining characteristics include aggressive body language, verbalization of hostility, boasting to others about prior abuse, increased motor activity, and overt and aggressive acts, or suicidal tendencies, depression, possession of weapons, history of drug abuse, and inability to verbalize feelings.

violence

[vi′o-lens]
great force, either physical or emotional, usually exerted to damage or otherwise abuse something or someone.

violence

The threatened or actual use of physical force against another person, oneself, a group or a community, which results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury or death.

Patient discussion about 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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