Domestic violence is physical, emotional, or sexual abuse that happens in a personal relationship. The abuser may use fear, bullying, and threats to gain power and control over the other person. He or she may act jealous, controlling, or possessive. Over time, the abuse may get worse.
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBrigid McCaw, MD, MS, MPH, FACP -
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
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