PTSD & Domestic Violence: The Facts & Myths You Need to Know (Episode 1)



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The rest of this series is only available on MedCircle:
EPISODE 2: Warning Signs of Domestic Violence & Understanding the Abuser
EPISODE 3: How to Get Immediate Help for Domestic Violence
EPISODE 4: When PTSD Develops… & Steps to Take Once out of the Abusive Relationship
EPISODE 5: How to Get the Right PTSD Treatment & Resources Available

An estimated 54 to 84 percent of battered women, or women who have been victims of domestic violence, suffer from PTSD. At the same time, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced some form of severe intimate partner violence. So we sat down with leading psychologist Dr. Cheryl Arutt to discuss the causes, symptoms, and misconceptions of domestic violence & the PTSD that may result.

She answers:
What is domestic violence?
How is it different from sexual or emotional abuse?
Why is PTSD so often associated with military veterans and not domestic violence?
How many people are affected by domestic violence?
Among what demographics is domestic abuse most prevalent?
Who is most commonly affected by domestic violence?
Why does domestic violence happen?
What is the “cycle of violence” and how is it different from a “mutual” argument?
Why do people who are victimized by domestic violence feel “trapped?” What factors contribute to that?
Why is it so difficult to LEAVE the relationship if I’m affected by domestic violence?
What are some other barriers people face in getting help for domestic violence?
What are some misconceptions about domestic violence?
Why does domestic violence lead to PTSD?
Can you list the symptoms?
Why does domestic violence lead to these symptoms?
How does witnessing domestic violence affect children?

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