Although the physical and emotional terrors of domestic violence have been thoroughly documented, a more insidious threat remains for victims. Serious brain injury can occur during abuse, leaving the victim in a dire mental state. Often unrecognized in routine medical screenings following an event, traumatic brain injury poses a very real threat to an already vulnerable group.
We speak with Rachel Louise Snyder and Ramesh Raghupathi of Drexel University’s College of Medicine about the serious implications of repeated brain trauma and the effects it can have on battered women.
Rachel's story about traumatic brain injury in domestic abuse victims was originally published in The New Yorker in December 2015.