Changes in cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in women victims of physical and psychological intimate partner violence.

@article{PicoAlfonso2004ChangesIC,
  title={Changes in cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in women victims of physical and psychological intimate partner violence.},
  author={Maria Angeles Pico-Alfonso and M. Isabel Garcia-Linares and Nuria Celda-Navarro and Joe Herbert and Manuela Mart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={233-40}
}
BACKGROUND Although intimate partner violence (IPV) has a great impact on women's health, few studies have assessed the consequences on physiologic responses. METHODS Women abused by their intimate male partners either physically (n = 70) or psychologically (n = 46) were compared with nonabused control women (n = 46). Information about sociodemographic characteristics, smoking, pharmacologic treatment, lifetime history of victimization (childhood and adulthood), and mental health status… CONTINUE READING

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