Newspaper article about dating violence
About 1,300 deaths were attributed to domestic abuse as of 2003. Reducing violence using community-based advocacy for women with abusive partners.
Other complications can include physical injury and death. American Journal of Public Health 2004 June: 94(6): 951-957.
Nearly one-third of women can expect to be the victim of intimate partner violence sometime in their lifetime.
About 25% of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals are victims of intimate partner abuse, just as often as are heterosexual women.
Anxiety is closely related to fear, which is the response to a real or perceived immediate threat.
Fear and anxiety are normal evolved responses in both humans and animals, and physical responses are linked to the "fight-or-flight" system.
Stalking refers to repeatedly harassing and threatening behavior, including showing up at the victim's home or workplace, placing harassing phone calls, voicemail, email or postal mail messages, leaving unwanted items, or vandalizing the victim's property.