Intimate partner violence a predictor of major depression for women

However men are more likely to experience anxiety disorders

Women free from depression who are subjected to severe intimate partner violence are at risk of developing major depression, a longitudinal Australian study suggests.


But for men who are exposed to domestic violence, there is no significant link with major depression, although emotional abuse is associated with the onset of anxiety dis­orders, it adds.

The study examined the association between different types of intimate partner violence and subsequent depression and anxiety in 891 woman and