Sunday, February 1, 2009
High cormobidity between intimate partner violence and behavioral health problems
Behavioral health clinicians have known for years that there is a high association between intimate partner violence and mental health and substance abuse disorders in men. Now a study in the Jan/Feb, 2009 has found data to support the relationship. You can access the article by clicking here.
It has bothered me for years that these men are referred for "anger management" classes as if this is merely a matter of learning how to control one's temper. This is part of the picture but unless the underlying disorders are dealt with, anger management alone won't do much good.
Here at GCASA, we attempt to help the whole person with their problems which often include relationship problems and anger management problems which are symptoms of their mental health and substance abuse disorders.