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A 40-year-old member asked:

what is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
They can also lose their confidence or become depressed. They may feel tense or anxious much of the time. Seek counseling to help alleviate symptoms and make a plan to protect yourself.
Sep 17, 2012

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of domestic violence I should be looking for?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not sure: What you mean. Are you concerned about your relationship or someone else's. In general, domestic violence relates to a need to have control in a relationship. You may be able to pick up on that need to control long before you can see evidence of violence.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do some guys think domestic violence is ok?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Top 10 Answers...: 1. It used to be (ie, quietly accepted/expected by society in past) 2. Denial is a powerful influence 3. Guys are usually not the victims 4. Provides a (false) sense of superiority/power 5. Hurt is turned into anger/aggression 6. Observed in childhood home or elsewhere 7. Bigger, stronger-they use resources that are most available &apparent 8. Lack insight 9. Unhealthy psyche 10.(they don't really).
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there symptoms or clues of domestic violence/abuse?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Mental & Physical: Signs of domestic violence can be psychological and physical. Victims exhibit severe anxiety, depression, exaggerated startle response, isolation from friends and families, and verbal domination and/ or humiliation by spouse in public. Victims may have bruises and cuts in various stages of healing, explination of injury does not fit the wound, 50% of injuries are found in head and neck region.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Who helps you if domestic violence?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Domestic violence: There is help when you're involved in domestic violence. There are counseling, safe houses, educational materials, etc. Specific shelters and resources vary by community. You can call the national domestic violence hotline -- 1−800−799−safe(7233) -- and they will help you find what's available where you live. http://www.thehotline.org/.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I need a safe house for domestic violence victims?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See below: If you ask any doctor or hospital in your area, they can direct you to the local hotline. They can then help you find a safe house or contact law enforcement. Another option is the national domestic violence hotline (www.Thehotline.Org) at 1-800-799-safe. Good luck.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
You can also seek therapy for support and to reduce symptoms.
Sep 17, 2012

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