The researchers scanned Weibo blogs by a program called Online Ecological Recognition (OER), which can measure the mental health of DV victims shortly before and after DV with dating data on this online social networks. In the study, the researchers first manually identified 232 DV victims from over 1 million users who used DV keywords in their posts. Not surprisingly, victims of intimate violence showed higher levels of depression, including higher suicidal inclinations and higher hostility.

CAS news release, March 2, 2018