Although most reported domestic abuse is committed by men against women, a growing body of research has picked up on the prevalence and significance of domestic violence perpetrated against men, says research published in Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
Men who are abused by their female partners can suffer significant psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts, according to two papers published by the American Psychological Association.
British researcher Anna Randle, PsyD, lead author of a paper summarizing two decades of research says that a lack of reliable data has led to some confusion in literature on domestic violence effects on men. More rigorous research focusing specifically on male victims is suggested.
Male victims of ‘intimate terrorism’ can experience damaging psychological effects, from Science Daily.