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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Abused Women Suffer Long-Lasting Health Problems

If you're being pushed around, demeaned, and belittled by a domestic partner, you'd expect your health would improve dramatically as soon as you get out of that relationship. 

But new research by Nursing Professor Marilyn Merritt-Gray suggests abuse can effect your health long after you leave. Gray tells us women who have been abused are twice as likely to suffer from chronic pain and high blood pressure, and 10 times more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.

The good news, however, is those conditions are treatable as long as women seek help. Merritt-Gray says leaving is the first step....because then you can begin seeking treatments for these problems.