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A secret epidemic: Traumatic brain injury among domestic violence victims from the Los Angeles Times, 10/12/2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

img-icon-newsThere are few empirical studies on the prevalence of TBI among women and children affected by domestic violence. But evidence so far strongly indicates a silent epidemic, with major public health ramifications.

A 2001 study found that 67% of women seeking emergency medical support for injuries stemming from domestic violence had symptoms related to TBI, and 30% reported loss of consciousness.

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