Abused Mothers See Decline In Mental Health Even After Relationship Ends


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Even after leaving a violent or controlling relationship, the mental health of mothers may actually get worse before it gets better, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in the two years after the end of an abusive relationship, mothers showed poorer mental health, became more depressed and maintained high levels of anxiety. In those areas, they were no better off than women who stayed in abusive relationships.However, abused mothers who had more social support fared better after the end of their relationship than did similar mothers with less help from friends and family.

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/motheripv.htm

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