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| Published: May 25, 2020

Psychosocial outbreak: domestic violence in COVID-19 lockdown

Ehsan Sepehripouya

Istanbul University- Cerrahpaşa, Institute of Forensic Sciences and Legal Medicine, Social Sciences Department, Istanbul, Turkey Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.220/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.220


Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, psychological and even economical abuse against one or more member of family mostly children and women that has serious psychosocial impacts on their life. During Covid-19 lockdown as officials state it incidents of domestic violence increased dramatically and rise the officials’ attention to employ solution to prevent that. Aim of this study is to consider that this increase of domestic violence should be taken into consideration as a psychosocial outbreak following the Covid-19 lockdown which along with implementing strategies to battle the outbreak of Covid-19 by lockdown needs to gather mental health professionals, legal professionals and authorities and also NGOs around the crises management table to provide special prevention strategies for preventing psychosocial outbreaks of domestic violence which following Covid-19 lockdown epidemiologically observed. Indicating that it seems to be missed in time of developing Covid-19 lockdown decision which from epidemiological point of view that can be derived.

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Published in   Annual Special Issue on COVID-19: A COMPILATION OF ITS IMPACT & SOLUTIONS