Family Violence among Adults with Severe Mental Illness

  title={Family Violence among Adults with Severe Mental Illness},
  author={P. Solomon and M. Cavanaugh and R. Gelles},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, & Abuse},
  pages={40 - 54}
  • P. Solomon, M. Cavanaugh, R. Gelles
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
  • Violence against family caregivers by their adult relatives with severe mental illness is a taboo area of public discourse and scientific research because of fears of further stigmatizing this population. Yet, these families experience violence at a rate estimated to be between 10% and 40%, which is considerably higher than the general population. This article reviews the limited research on violence of adults with severe mental illness against their family caregivers and proposes a conceptual… CONTINUE READING

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