Childhood Bullying Tied To Psychiatric Disorders In Young Adulthood.

Medwire (4/24) reports that according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, “young adolescents who have been bullied have an increased risk for developing a psychiatric disorder as young adults, with the worst effects seen for individuals who are both victims and bullies.” After following “420 young adolescents who had been bullied, were bullies only, or were both bullies and victims (bullies/victims) annually between the ages of 9 and 16 years” and then adjusting for confounding factors, researchers found that “victims of bullying in childhood had a 4.3-, 3.1-, and 4.6-fold increased risk for developing anxiety disorders, panic disorders, or agoraphobia, respectively.”

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— “Psychiatric disorders in young adulthood linked to bullying in childhood, “Ingrid Grasmo, Medwire News, April 23, 2013.

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