Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 1516-4446
ZILBERMAN, Monica L and BLUME, Sheila B. Domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse. Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.27, suppl.2, pp. s51-s55. ISSN 1516-4446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-44462005000600004.
Domestic violence and substance abuse are common in primary care patients. Although these problems are associated with severe physical and psychological sequelae, they are often undiagnosed. This article provides an overview of the prevalence of these problems, the health-related consequences for adults, children and elderly, as well as the challenges for clinicians in screening, assessment and referral.
Keywords : Alcoholism [complications]; Domestic violence; Substance-related disorders [complications]; Family relations; Spouse abuse.