Year: 1988 Source: American Family Physician, v.37, no.1, (January 1988), p.193-199 SIEC No: 19880173

Mehta & Dandrea claim that the possibility of physical abuse is rarely broached by the physician when battered women seek medical attention. Apart from the injuries resulting from abuse, other manifestations include psychosomatic complaints, stress, anxiety, fear & depression. The authors warn that suicide may be contemplated or attemptedin 20-26% of these cases. Tables 1,2, & 3 contain outlines for initial assessment, historical information, & physical examination of the battered woman. 48 Ref.