Posts Tagged ‘bullying’

By On June 29th, 2018

Does having an eating disorder increase your chance of being bullied?

Past research has made it clear that teens who have been the victim of bullying from a young age are significantly more likely to develop an eating disorder. Now, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests the reverse may hold true as well. “In some kids, disordered eating might lead to bullying,” wrote Tracy…


By On April 23rd, 2014

Bullying Puts Children at Risk For Mental Health Problems Late In Life

Some argue that bullying is a “part of growing up”, but recently researchers have begun to discover the long-term effects of being continually harassed during youth and the findings are as bad as you might guess. The latest such study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, shows that even after the bullying has ended,…


By On February 19th, 2014

The Mental Impact of Bullying May Get Worse Over Time

Bullying was once thought of as “just a part of growing up,” but more and more evidence shows that bullying can have a devastating effect on a child’s psyche. Even worse, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics says that that mental and physical harm may build up over time as bullying…


By On October 16th, 2013

Another Child Dies by Suicide: The Conversation We Should Be Having

Another child died by suicide last month.  Her name was Rebecca Sedwick and she was twelve years old.  This is being covered in the news because of the arrests of two children who bullied Rebecca.  The usual media hype is occurring during which parents and school authorities are accused and later defend themselves and on…


By On February 24th, 2013

The Psychiatric Effects of Bullying

For the duration of their school aged years, children spend more time with their peers than they do with their parents. It is this simple fact that suggests this time is just as important in shaping their long-term functioning as their home lives. In fact, Alexandra Sifferlin reports for Time that a child’s interaction with…

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