Domestic violence.docx

It leads to high levels of stress and depression

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difficult for the individual to comprehend and take part in simple tasks. It leads to high levels of stress and depression. Domestic violence leads to the diversion of scarce national resources from the national health care systems to the treatment of preventable social misdemeanors. America and other nations have to bear the cost of treating victims of domestic violence. A majority of the victims of domestic violence have higher chances of receiving psychiatric treatment compared to those who do not experience it (Howard, Oram, Galley, Trevillion & Feder, 2013). Individuals who are victims of domestic violence require medical attention more regularly compared to individuals who do not experience it. They hold the record for visiting the emergency rooms more often and receiving medical prescriptions than the other members of the general population. Families have been left homeless due to partner violence. it makes it difficult for them to get adequate healthcare at the time of need. Children experience malnutrition with some losing lives in the process. Partners who abuse their pregnant women lead to pre term deliveries of under-weight babies. Children of couples who experience domestic violence are exposed to the risk of low intellectual functioning. They are also at risk of emotional instability and have high chances of engaging in drugs. Women who have been through domestic violence experience chronic health problems such as lower back pains, difficulties in sleeping and chronic headaches
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FAMILY 5 as a result of the physical assault. Majority of the women fear seeking medical attention since the doctors may note the injury patterns left on their bodies. Many organizations have come up to fight domestic violence. One particular one is the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. it serves as a voice for the victims and survivors of domestic violence. It advocates for change in then society with zero tolerance to domestic violence. They do this by effecting a public policy that increases the understanding of domestic violence and provide change programs.
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  • Spring '11
  • Raskin
  • Psychology, Psychological abuse

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