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Qualitative study—other
Abused women report different levels of care and support from general psychiatric services
  1. Kelsey Hegarty
  1. Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to : Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, 200 Berkeley Street, Carlton, VIC 3068, Australia; k.hegarty{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • General psychiatric clinic staff need to improve their responses to women disclosing physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

  • There needs to be more research into the issue of family violence in mental health settings and more training for mental health professionals.


There is a strong body of evidence linking mental health issues (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

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