Ayesha Khalil ,
Dr. Saad Subhan 
Nayab Khurshid 
Violence is a leading cause of disability, resulting in poor health, a terrible quality of life, and a significant reliance on health services. Violence is related to various physical and mental concerns and problems and can some time lead to suicidal attempts and death. A serious and common mental illness Depression (major depressive disorder), prevailing across world, negatively affects the health of individual, both physically and mentally. Depression among women is common in developing countries. There is significant association between depression and domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is a widespread issue for women, with depression being the most common negative mental health effect.
Review was done on published research works from data base of Pub Med, Web med, pop line and Google scholar using the key words (depression, domestic violence). Inclusion Criteria was the studies conducted with title either having depression or/and domestic violence or violence and the study subjects were female living with their partners. Exclusion Criteria was studies in which other mental conditions such as mania, bipolar disorders were also excluded. Patients with congenital or other physical disorders studies were also excluded. A total of 36 Articles available in the open access journals were retrieved and accessed based on the required information regarding depression and domestic violence. The other 22 articles were discarded on the basis of exclusion criteria as mentioned and finally 14 papers were included as per inclusion criteria in this review.