Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Robert Pearl on Forbes.com: “The Secret Killer That Costs $8.3 Billion Annually”

robert-pearl “A woman comes to the doctor with depression, fatigue and insomnia. A co-worker stays late in the office even when there is not much to do. A sales associate appears tired and distracted.

“For each of these individuals, domestic violence – physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse against an intimate partner – could be the underlying cause of distress. Historically, domestic violence has been viewed as a criminal issue – according to police records, almost 1 in 3 female homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner.

“But today we know it as a social, business and health priority, as well.” Read more...