1.9 Abuse Affecting Safety and Health

Abuse Affecting Safety and Health

  • Abuse can affect the patient’s safety and health, involving a variety of factors:
    • A risk of suicide.
    • Greater risk of future depression and anxiety.
    • Safety and psychosocial ramifications such as fear of being blamed for the abuse or fear of being removed from the home, and other consequences, such as posttraumatic stress disorder.
(CDC, 2022)