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Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Put Women at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association states women who’ve been the victim of rape, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate-partner violence are much more likely to develop a mental disorder.

In the study, researchers in Australia found 57 percent of women who’d suffered at least one incident of abuse also had a history of depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, or anxiety — including panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. That’s more than twice the rate of women who had no such abuse.

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Toronto Women Stage Walk Against Sexual Assault Stereotypes [VIDEO]

On Sunday, almost 2000 people participated in Toronto's first annual Slut Walk. (Yes, you read that name right.)

The march was in response to a January speech a police officer gave to students at Toronto's York University, in which he told the audience, "Women should avoid dressing like sluts" in order not to be victimized.

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