Original ArticlesIntimate Partner Violence Among Patients Diagnosed With Severe Mental DisorderTasa-Vinyals, Elisabet MD, MPsych, MCR, MSSc∗,†; Álvarez, María-José MD∗,‡; Puigoriol-Juvanteny, Emma BSc§; Roura-Poch, Pere MD§,∥; García-Eslava, Jairo Santiago MD∗; Escoté-Llobet, Santiago MD∗Author Information ∗Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Osona Salut Mental, Consorci Hospitalari de Vic, Vic (Barcelona) †Faculty of Psychology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona) ‡Faculty of Health Sciences and Welfare, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) §Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Consorci Hospitalari de Vic ∥Faculty of Medicine, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Vic (Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain. Send reprint requests to Elisabet Tasa-Vinyals, MD, MPsych, MCR, MSSc, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Osona Salut Mental, Consorci Hospitalari de Vic, C/ Francesc Pla El Vigatà, s/n, 08500, Vic (Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: October 2020 - Volume 208 - Issue 10 - p 749-754 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001207 Buy Metrics Abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) has a remarkable impact on mental health and is common in people diagnosed with severe mental disorders (SMDs). Data of 102 outpatients were collected from clinical records and the Traumatic Life Events Questionnaire (TLEQ). Global estimation of lifetime IPV exposure was obtained by combining answers to selected TLEQ questions about physical, psychological, and sexual IPV. Overall, 24.5% of the participants reported at least one lifetime episode of IPV victimization. Female gender (odds ratio [OR] = 3.15, p = 0.016) and childhood trauma (OR = 4.7, p = 0.002) significantly increased the likelihood of IPV victimization. Conversely, posttraumatic stress disorder was not significantly increased in IPV victims. These findings are in line with current literature and suggest a remarkable and transdiagnostic prevalence of lifetime IPV victimization in SMD. Gender, childhood trauma, and SMD are relevant factors in IPV analysis and prevention. Diathesis of trauma, psychosocial vulnerability to revictimization and intersectional feminist theory help explain our results. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.