Domestic Abuse - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
If you have made an
appointment with your doctor, you may be able to get the most from your visit
by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- Have you ever been emotionally or physically
abused by your partner or someone important to you? When was the last time this
- Have you been hit, slapped, kicked, or otherwise
physically hurt by someone? What kind of injuries do you have? Did you seek
medical treatment for the injuries? When and where?
- How long has someone else's violent behavior made you feel afraid or threatened?
- Has anyone forced you to have sexual
- Does your partner control most or all of your activities
- Has your partner threatened violence against your
children? Is he or she violent toward your children?
- Has your partner
hurt a pet or destroyed things that belong to you?
- Does your partner
use alcohol or legal or illegal drugs? Does the abuse happen when the abuser is
drunk or "high"?
- Does your partner have access to guns or other
- Has your partner ever been diagnosed with depression
or a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or personality
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 13, 2011
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