Psychiatric disorders of abused women at a shelter

Chole G. West, Adelaida Fernandez, James Randolph Hillard, Mary Schoof, Joseph Parks

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Thirty physically abused women were randomly selected from the population of a local women's shelter and evaluated by psychiatric interview and psychiatric rating scales. High prevalences of major depression disorder (37%) and PTSD (47%) were determined. Furthermore, these disorders were found to be positively associated. These results suggest the need for immediate availability of psychiatric services at such shelters along with further study of their populations and possible intervention strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-301
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatric Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1990


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