Relationships Between Physical and Non-Physical Forms of Intimate Partner Violence and Depression among Urban Minority Adolescent Females.

TitleRelationships Between Physical and Non-Physical Forms of Intimate Partner Violence and Depression among Urban Minority Adolescent Females.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTeitelman A, Ratcliffe SJ, McDonald CC, Brawner BM, Sullivan CM
JournalChild Adolesc Ment Health
Volume16
Issue2
Pagination92-100
Date Published2011 May 1
ISSN1475-357X
Keywordsadolescence, depression, Violence
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression among low income, urban African American and Hispanic adolescent females. METHOD: Interviews with 102 urban African American and Hispanic adolescent females examined physical abuse, emotional/verbal abuse, and threats, and their unique and combined associations with depression. RESULTS: One-quarter of the sample experienced all three types of abuse. Non-physical forms of IPV were significantly associated with depression. CONCLUSIONS: Some urban adolescent females from lower income households experience high rates of IPV. Physical and non-physical forms of IPV are important in understanding and responding to depression in this population.

DOI10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00572.x
Alternate JournalChild Adolesc Ment Health
PubMed ID21617762