Battered person syndrome

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What is battered person syndrome?

Battered Person Syndrome refers to the psychological and physical stress from being the victim of consistent and severe violence, verbal, and emotional abuse from someone else, usually in a domestic environment such as from a spouse or a loved one.

Common symptoms reported by people with battered person syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with battered person syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
battered person syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with battered person syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with battered person syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for battered person syndrome (2 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety and frustration horrifying nightmares keeping me up 3 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
battered person syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sadness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with battered person syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has battered person syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 11
30s 25
40s 38
50s 30
60s 10
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

96% Female
4% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 25
Not Diagnosed 28

These charts show data from battered person syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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