Possible link between mental disorders, domestic violence


January 2, 2013 1:06:00 PM PST
A new analysis finds people diagnosed with mental illness are more likely than others to be victims of domestic violence.

There have been previous studies that have linked depression to domestic violence. But this latest review looks at a possible link between mental illness overall and domestic abuse in men and women.

Scientists reporting in PLOS ONE journal say the evidence also suggests domestic violence often leads to victims developing mental health problems.