What are the effects of domestic violence, mentally and physically?

Domestic violence harms victims in many ways. Some of the most common effects of domestic violence include:

  • Physical injury, such as bruises, sprains, fractures, and broken bones
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Tremors and always feeling “on edge”
  • Sleep problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol