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Less intimate partner violence means less mental illness, study finds

Solutions include schools promoting gender equality and respectful relationships from an early age

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Preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) could lower rates of mental illness, a new scientific review suggests.

A commission set up by The Lancet Psychiatry (https://www.thelancet.com/commissions/intimate-partner-violence) said more than one in four (27%) women and girls worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partners.

And researchers including Prof Soraya Seedat, head of psychiatry at Stellenbosch University, found experiencing IPV significantly increases the likelihood of mental health problems ... which in turn makes IPV more likely...

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