Domestic violence and panic attacks - common neural mechanisms?

Elizabeth Gilchrist, Ian J. Mitchell

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Abstract

This paper combines material from domestic violence, animal aggression and neuropsychology research to construct a model to account for some domestic violence offending. The basic hypothesis is that some incidents of domestic violence can be understood in terms of the operation of primitive defence mechanisms, which are also implicated in panic attack. Perceptions of threat from an intimate partner could potentially trigger these same neuronal circuits thus releasing violent and emotionally charged responses at the spouse.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLegal and Criminological Psychology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006

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Domestic Violence
Panic Disorder
Neuropsychology
Domestic Animals
Defense Mechanisms
Aggression
Spouses
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Keywords

  • anxiety
  • domestic violence
  • forensic psychology
  • panic attacks

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Gilchrist, E., & Mitchell, I. J. (2006). Domestic violence and panic attacks - common neural mechanisms? Legal and Criminological Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532505X80788
Gilchrist, Elizabeth ; Mitchell, Ian J. / Domestic violence and panic attacks - common neural mechanisms?. In: Legal and Criminological Psychology. 2006.
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