American Medical Association Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Domestic Violence

Arch Fam Med. 1992 Sep;1(1):39-47. doi: 10.1001/archfami.1.1.39.


Physical and sexual violence against women is a public health problem that has reached epidemic proportions. An estimated 8 to 12 million women in the United States are at risk of being abused by their current or former intimate partners. This violence causes serious physical, psychological, and social sequelae for these women and their families.

Publication types

  • Guideline

MeSH terms

  • American Medical Association
  • Counseling
  • Domestic Violence / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Domestic Violence / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Physician's Role
  • Spouse Abuse* / diagnosis
  • Spouse Abuse* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Spouse Abuse* / prevention & control
  • United States
  • Women's Health