Bullying By Siblings Tied To Increased Levels Of Depression, Anxiety.

HealthDay (9/9, Dotinga) reports that according to a study published online Sept. 8 in the journal Pediatrics, children “who were bullied by siblings were more than twice as likely to report depression or self-harm at age 18 as those who weren’t bullied by siblings.” Additionally, these youngsters were “nearly twice as likely to report anxiety as they entered adulthood.”

Researchers arrived at these conclusions after having “examined the results of studies of just over 2,000 people in the United Kingdom who were surveyed via questionnaire in 2003 and 2004 at an average age of 12, and then answered a survey again at the age of 18.” BBC News (9/8) also covered the study.

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— “Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects,” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, September 8, 2014.

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