Women Eat Away Because of Abuse
Women who were abused while growing up may have a higher tendency for addictive relationships with food. This tendency could explain higher rates of obesity in abused women.
Depression Likelier in Abused New Moms
Bringing home a new baby is stressful on its own. But throw in the anxiety of an abusive relationship and depression may follow.
Mental Health Tied to Domestic Violence
Vulnerable populations, such as those with mental health disorders, may be at higher risk for domestic violence. Mental health patients may need extra help preventing or getting out of domestic violence situations.
Abuse May Impact Cancer Battle
Beating cancer requires the patient to feel support from all sides. Taking into account a history of abuse may help healthcare professionals improve quality of life during treatment.
Childhood Abuse Linked to Adult Asthma
Stress from abuse as a child can affect people when they become adults. A new study found that childhood abuse can contribute to developing asthma and may trigger adult asthma as well.
Mom's Response to Abuse at Home
Domestic violence is a complex issue; it not only affects people physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Childhood Abuse & Adult Smoking
Researchers have found a link between childhood trauma in girls and becoming a smoker later in life. The same link could not be found with male smokers.
Are Lesbians in More Danger Than Straight Women?
Did you know that lesbian and bisexual women report the highest rates of abuse and assault among women? A focus on gender presentation within this group may lead to better support methods.
Staying Alive and Fighting Back
Rape, sexual assault, and violence can happen to anyone, especially women. The aftermath of being attacked can be detrimental to the victim's health - more specifically mental health.