Family Violence among Adults with Severe Mental Illness

@article{Solomon2005FamilyVA,
  title={Family Violence among Adults with Severe Mental Illness},
  author={Phyllis Solomon and Mary M. Cavanaugh and Richard James Gelles},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={40 - 54}
}
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… 

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