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The epidemiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder in five US communities.
The prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder was measured in five US communities among more than 18,500 persons in residential settings as part of the National Institute of Mental Health--sponsored Epidemiologic Catchment Area program, finding rates about 25 to 60 times greater than had been estimated on the basis of previous studies of clinical populations.
Community and dating violence among adolescents: perpetration and victimization.
Sexual assault and mental disorders in a community population.
Self-Reports of Spousal Violence in a Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic White Population
While overall rates of sexual assault were lower for Mexican Americans, one-third of the most recent incidents reported by Mexico-born Mexican-American women involved the husband and approximated rape.
Social support sources following sexual assault
Considerable research suggests that social support plays a crucial role in coping with stressful life events. The present study used data from 3,132 randomly selected survey respondents to
Female Aggression Toward Male Intimate Partners: An Examination of Social Norms in a Community-Based Sample
We investigated the effect of assailant gender on injunctive social norms (i.e., beliefs about what ought to happen) regarding violence toward an intimate heterosexual partner. In a
News media coverage and the epidemiology of homicide.
Some homicides are more newsworthy than others, and some homicides are not newsworthy at all, when multiple variables are taken into account.
Violence and injury in marital arguments: risk patterns and gender differences.
Investigation of patterns of victimization, violence perpetration, and injury in marital arguments found persons who report physical violence in their marriage are very similar to those who are at increased risk of interpersonal violence in general.
Views of Intimate Partner Violence in Same‐ and Opposite‐Sex Relationships
Attitudes toward same-sex intimate relationships and intimate partner violence (IPV) are changing. Little research, however, has examined norms about IPV in same-sex relationships. Using a fractional
Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexual Assault: Findings from a Los Angeles Study
This paper examines the influence of gender and ethnicity (Hispanic compared to non-Hispanic White) on the probability of experiencing sexual assault, the circumstances surrounding the assault, and