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Domestic violence: the hidden epidemic associated with mental illness

  • Kelsey Hegarty (a1)
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Despite domestic violence being a very common problem in individuals with severe mental illness, there is very little research in this setting. Multiple barriers exist to disclosure by users and enquiry by providers. Training and systems for identification and responding to domestic violence are urgently needed in mental health clinics.

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Domestic violence: the hidden epidemic associated with mental illness

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