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​The Hidden Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Source: by Dr. Ann Marie Warren

At the Level 1 Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, we see injuries that occur for a variety of reasons, including motor vehicle collisions, falls and violence.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intimate partner violence is physical, sexual or psychological and can cause harm from either a current or former partner or spouse.

It can happen to anyone.

Intimate partner ​violence can happen to anyone from any walk of life. However, some factors put individuals more at risk, such as depression, low self-esteem, lack of social support, low income, and a history of abuse as a child.

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