What is "break up violence"?
Break Up violence is not a new trend. Breaking up can be a very difficult experience emotionally but it can also put your life at risk. Recently, more attention has been drawn to Break Up violence due to the more public nature of young adults in relationships. In a recent report, CBS news stated, "The statistics are startling: one in three Americans between the ages of 14 and 20 report being the victim of verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse from a dating partner, according to the American Psychological Association....And in an age when social networking sites catapult teen relationships into a very public arena, digital abuse is also an increasing concern: one in four dating teens say they are abused or harassed online or through texts by their partners, according to the Urban Institute."
Research in the Lancet shows statistically significant improvement in patients whose anorexia nervosa is treating with psychotherapeutic means.
From the desk of Dr. Menendez:
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