MedCircle Original Series

PTSD & Domestic Violence

An estimated 50-85% of women who have been victims of domestic violence suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced some form of severe intimate partner violence.

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Series Overview

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence & Understanding the Abuser 33 Min

Some conflict is healthy. However, when does healthy conflict start to develop into abuse and how can you spot the signs before it happens? Dr. Arutt answers this question and more in our first session.

How to Get Immediate Help for Domestic Violence 35 Min

Victims of domestic violence deserve to be safe. Dr. Arutt provides what victims should and should not do, how to find help, and why couples therapy is not the solution.

When PTSD Develops… & Steps to Take In an Abusive Relationship 4 7 Min

Dr. Arutt explains what PTSD is, how it can affect your life, and what victims of domestic violence should know to get themselves on the safe road to recovery.

Treatment Options & Resources for PTSD from Domestic Violence 14 Min

There are many treatments and resources available for those who are victims of domestic violence. Dr. Arutt explains how to seek out this help and how to maintain safety during the process.


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About the Series

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Clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr. Cheryl Arutt has worked extensively with victims of abuse, helping them cope with the aftermath of trauma – both recent and decades-old.

In this series, she shares her thorough understanding of each stage of domestic violence – from how to spot the signs, how to break free from the Cycle of Violence, and how to effectively cope with the PTSD that results.

Who is this series for?

This is for anyone who is suffering from domestic violence and wants to better understand their options.

This series is beneficial for family members and supporters of those who are experiencing domestic violence. Learn how to properly support the ones you love.

“Normally this type of topic triggers me. I couldn’t believe how calm I felt listening to the doctor and host. Such powerful information and I thank everyone at MedCircle for creating this. Something everyone should watch.”
Talia B.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • The facts and science behind domestic violence and PTSD you need to know
  • How to spot the signs that you or a loved one is suffering from domestic violence
  • Steps to take to find safety and recovery
  • Available treatment and resources for victims of domestic abuse and PTSD

“She can cause him to be angry. She cannot cause him to hit. You do not make another person be violent to you."

Licensed Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, Psy.D.


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You can get free access to all 4 segments of this video series when you become a MedCircle Member. You’ll also get access to every video series from the MedCircle doctors.