Depression in battered women.

  title={Depression in battered women.},
  author={Jacquelyn Campbell and J. Kub and Linda Rose},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Women's Association},
  volume={51 3},
Sex differences in rates of depression and of battering by intimate partners are substantial: 3:1 and 10:1, respectively. The relationship between battering and depression has been documented for more than two decades, but has rarely been noted in the depression literature. This paper presents a brief summary of the major etiological theories of depression with a discussion of the evidence that links these theories with research on battered women. It seems clear that battering can be an… CONTINUE READING

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