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Chapter 17 - Domestic Violence and Men’s Mental Health

from Section 4 - Violence, Sociopathy, and Substance Misuse in Men

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2021

David Castle
University of Melbourne
David Coghill
University of Melbourne
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This chapter focuses on the link between domestic violence and men’s mental health and outlines recommendations for identifying men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence, as well as interventions and strategies for recovery.

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