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Effects of Domestic Violence

The effects of domestic violence on a victim can be both physical and emotional.

PHYSICAL

  1. Arthritis
  2. Hypertension
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Chronic pelvic pain
  5. Abdominal and gastrointestinal complaints
  6. Frequent vaginal and urinary tract infections
  7. Sexually transmitted diseases
  8. Hearing Loss

EMOTIONAL

  1. Depression
  2. Suicidality
  3. Nightmares
  4. Continual coping with triggers and flasbacks
  5. Hypervigilance
  6. Startle response
  7. Over-sensitivity to touch
  8. Memory problems