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The effects of domestic violence and sexual abuse on mental health

  • Catherine Itzin (a1), Susan Bailey (a2) and Arnon Bentovim (a3)
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The Department of Health and National Institute for Mental Health in England have undertaken a programme of research and policy development since spring 2004 in partnership with the Home Office which has important implications for the practice of psychiatry. This article looks at the Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme (VVAPP) guide ‘Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse’ launched in 2006, supported by Department of Health and Home Office ministers and national clinical directors.

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The effects of domestic violence and sexual abuse on mental health

  • Catherine Itzin (a1), Susan Bailey (a2) and Arnon Bentovim (a3)
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