Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies

Karen Devries, Joelle Mak, Loraine J Bacchus, Jennifer Christine Child, Gail Falder, Max Petzold, Jill Anne Astbury, Charlotte H Watts

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Abstract

We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies published before February 1, 2013. More than 22,000 records from 20 databases were searched for studies examining physical and/or sexual intimate partner or dating violence and symptoms of depression, diagnosed major depressive disorder, dysthymia, mild depression, or suicide attempts. Random effects meta-analyses were used to generate pooled odds ratios (ORs). Sixteen studies with 36,163 participants met our inclusion criteria. All studies included female participants; four studies also included male participants. Few controlled for key potential confounders other than demographics. All but one depression study measured only depressive symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1001439
Number of pages11
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Devries, K., Mak, J., Bacchus, L. J., Child, J. C., Falder, G., Petzold, M., Astbury, J. A., & Watts, C. H. (2013). Intimate partner violence and incident depressive symptoms and suicide attempts: a systematic review of longitudinal studies. PLoS Medicine, 10(5), [e1001439]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001439