Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Risk Factors of Domestic Violence in Iran

Maryam Rasoulian 1 , Amir Hossein Jalali 1 , Sepideh Habib 1 , Marzieh Molavi Nojomi 1 , Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei 1 , * and Jafar Bolhari 1
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1 Mental Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: March 2017, 11 (1); e4280
  • Published Online: October 10, 2016
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: October 10, 2015
  • Revised: October 23, 2015
  • Accepted: September 23, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.4280

To Cite: Rasoulian M, Jalali A H, Habib S, Molavi Nojomi M, Ghanbari Jolfaei A, et al. Risk Factors of Domestic Violence in Iran, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2017 ; 11(1):e4280. doi: 10.5812/ijpbs.4280.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
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