Small Study Associates Being Bullied With Anxiety, Depression In Kids With Special Needs.

HealthDay (4/30, Preidt) reports, “Special-needs youth with chronic medical conditions or developmental disabilities are at risk for anxiety and depression if they’re excluded, ignored or bullied by other young people,” according to a study presented yesterday at a pediatrics meeting. After examining questionnaires filled out by 109 special-needs children ranging in age from eight to 17 and their parents, “researchers found that being bullied and/or excluded by peers were the strongest predictors of increased symptoms of depression or anxiety in the young patients.”

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— “Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids,”Robert Preidt , HealthDay, April 30, 2012.

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