USA: Survivors Show Persistent Health Impacts of Domestic Abuse
Friday, January 19, 2024 3:55 PM

In the US, an estimated one in four women, and a smaller proportion of men, experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime.  Such violence, which can include repeated blows to the head and strangulation, can lead to persistent mental and physical health problems.  A recent study of victims in New York State, by the Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center, finds similarities and differences in these victims' brains, versus the brains of athletes who have suffered repeated blows.  

Compiled from: Jon Hamilton, Rebecca Ramirez, Regina G. Barber and Margaret Cirino, "After domestic abuse ends, the effects of brain injuries can persist," NPR, Jan. 19, 2024.