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The battered woman grows old
Author(s)Jack Paul Gesino, Holly Hamlett Smith, Walter A Keckich
Journal titleClinical Gerontologist, vol 1, no 1, Fall 1982
Pagespp 59-67
KeywordsOlder women ; Personal relationships ; The Family ; Elder abuse.
AnnotationSatisfying marital relations contribute to the psychological health and quality of life of older adults. Marital problems do develop in late life and previous conflicts may continue. One problem is the battered wife who grows older and remains in the marital relationship. These authors review two cases of older women admitted to the geropsychiatric unit of a private psychiatric hospital for the treatment of depression and who had also been physically abused by their spouses. The presentation of the cases illustrate the similarities between the reasons older battered women and younger battered women remain in an abusive relationship. The cases also provide some preliminary indications that these reasons become reinforced as one ages and that when a shift occurs in the pattern of abuse the older women appears more likely to become depressed. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930504036
ClassmarkBD: DS: SJ: QNT

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