Domestic violence can be defined as the power and manipulation used by one adult in a relationship to control another. The current study focuses on the relevant literature and empirical studies to understand the effects of domestic violence on mental health among individual Indians. The perceptual cycle of violence is incited by some criteria such as traditional stereotypical culture, economic turmoil, dowry financial instability, substance abuse, lack of education, overuse of alcohol, poverty, and low social economic status. The critical review found that domestic violence has adverse psychological, emotional, and physical effects on individuals. Psychological wounds of domestic violence include depression, anxiety, withdrawal, social isolation, post-traumatic stress disorder, illicit drugs, dependence on substance abuse, and suicidal ideation. Rehabilitation, community service, and psychoeducation will help increase awareness among individuals about the effects of domestic violence on mental health.
Domestic violence, India, Mental health.
Unique Paper ID: 70
Publication Volume & Issue: VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 1
08 Oct 2023Submit Paper