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Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention Advance Access originally published online on March 24, 2006
Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention 2006 6(2):111-121; doi:10.1093/brief-treatment/mhj008
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Original Article

Common Mental Health Correlates of Domestic Violence

   Gina Robertiello, PhD

From the Department of History and Social Sciences, Felician College

Contact author: Gina Robertiello, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Criminal Justice, Department of History and Social Sciences, 419 Kirby Hall, Felician College, Lodi, NJ 07644, and 19 Crimson Lane, Mine Hill, NJ 07803. E-mail: robertiellog{at}

This article is a review of the research literature on mental health correlates of domestic violence, with an emphasis on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It was done to develop clues, symptoms, and indicators so that practitioners in mental health or criminal justice could become alert to indicators of the onset and severity of depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and/or PTSD among battered women.

KEY WORDS: battered women, depression, PTSD, suicide attempts, domestic violence

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