"Batterer's excuses" are the collection of excuses that batterers routinely use to excuse or rationalize their actions. These range from "they made me angry," "I was drunk," etc, basically anything that can deflect responsibility for their actions. Battering is a major problem that crosses all socioeconomic lines. It can be treated by mental health treatment that can include anger management, substance abuse therapy if appropriate, counseling/group therapy, and medication if deemed appropriate. Although most commonly in involves males, women can also be batterers.