Domestic Violence


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Domestic violence is physical, emotional, or sexual abuse that happens in a personal relationship. The abuser may use fear, bullying, and threats to gain power and control over the other person. He or she may act jealous, controlling, or possessive. Over time, the abuse may get worse.

Current as of: October 10, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, FACP - Internal Medicine