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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 494-498

Intimate partner violence: Wounds are deeper


1 Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Katihar Medical College, Katihar, Bihar, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, INHS Asvini, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Jyoti Prakash
Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Alipore Road, Kolkata - 700 027, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_74_17

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Intimate partner violence claims millions of victims worldwide leading to infringement of fundamental human rights, serious physical and mental heath consequences and leading behind in its wake broken relationships and affected children. Despite its prevalence, its is not a well understood phenomenon. Through this article, we briefly review the literature on this subject; emphasizing on epidemiology and typologies of IPV, perpetuating factors and outcomes, the relevant legislations in India and the screening and intervention steps.



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