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Victim Of Intimate Partner Violence

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The IDD measured the duration, severity and the presence of symptoms using a 22-item self-report. The IDD in this study was not used to diagnose a major depression just to measure the severity of the symptoms (Pineles, et al, 2014). This results from the high level of stress and constant fear experienced in abusive relationships (Pineles, et al, 2014). Furthermore, most cases show that victims experience a combination of abuses such as financial and physical, psychological and financial and verbal emotional and sexual (Pineles, et al, 2014). Therefore, victims often dwell on the demeaning factors of their abusive relationships which negatively affects their self-esteem and self-worth (Pineles, et al, 2014). Victims tend to blame themselves…show more content…
Furthermore, death is an extreme outcome of intimate partner violent in women (Guggisberg, 2006). Women who are victims of intimate partner violence are four times more likely to have suicidal ideation than non-abused women (Guggisberg, 2006). However, death goes both ways for women who have been victims of abusive relationships; they commit suicide or they kill their abusers (Guggisberg, 2006). Traditional attitudes towards intimate partner violence being a private matter and victim blaming still exists in our society (Renner & Markward, 2009). Therefore, some professionals are a bit hesitant to help victims affected by intimate partner violence. The damaging effect of fear and anxiety is a contribution of psychological factors from intimate partner violence Renner & Markward (2009) reported that mental health disorder correlates with an increase in suicidal rates (Renner & Markward, 2009). Furthermore, a strong risk factor of suicide in abusive relationships survivors is mental health issues (Renner & Markward, 2009). Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention (2004) as cited by (Guggisberg, 2006) found that 57% of people who commit suicide were diagnosed with a form of psychiatric disorder in the months prior. Furthermore, more than half the people who committed suicide have made at least one other attempt go end their lives. Taff (2004) as cited…show more content…
The study was conducted using a primary research method where 100 women at a domestic violence shelter in the 26-county region of a Midwestern state was chosen randomly to participate in a descriptive survey (Renner & Markward, 2009). Renner & Markward (2009) found that the nature of mental health issues with women is extreme in abusive relationships especially those with a previous history of victimization. Furthermore, a significant association is found between suicidal ideation and intimate partner violence; however, it does not reflect causation (Renner & Markward, 2009). The study by Stark and Flitcraft (1996) as cited by Renner & Markward (2009) also found that women who attempted suicide found that these women suffered various forms of mental health disorders as a result of intimate partner violence (Renner & Markward, 2009). They also found that 51% of the medical records reviewed named intimate partner violence as the single precursor of suicide attempts (Renner & Markward, 2009). Furthermore, suicidal action often follows the thoughts of suicide from a victim of intimate partner violence (Renner & Markward, 2009). Suicidal ideation often accompanies self-destructive behaviour and attitude because this is usually the breaking point of the victims (Renner & Markward, 2009). Suicidal ideation in women who suffer intimate partner
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