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Relationships Between Physical and Non-Physical Forms of Intimate Partner Violence and Depression among Urban Minority Adolescent Females.

Authors
  • Teitelman, Anne1
  • Ratcliffe, Sarah J
  • McDonald, Catherine C
  • Brawner, Bridgette M
  • Sullivan, Cris M
  • 1 Center for Health Equity Research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Fagin Hall, 2L (rm.244), 418 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217, USA., [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child and adolescent mental health
Publication Date
May 01, 2011
Volume
16
Issue
2
Pages
92–100
Identifiers
PMID: 21617762
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression among low income, urban African American and Hispanic adolescent females. METHOD: Interviews with 102 urban African American and Hispanic adolescent females examined physical abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, and threats, and their unique and combined associations with depression. RESULTS: One-quarter of the sample experienced all three types of abuse. Non-physical forms of IPV were significantly associated with depression. CONCLUSIONS: Some urban adolescent females from lower income households experience high rates of IPV. Physical and non-physical forms of IPV are important in understanding and responding to depression in this population.

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