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Bullying And Mental Health: Study Links Anxiety, Hyperactivity In Kids To Bullying

(10/31/2012)

Bullying And Mental Health: Study Links Anxiety, Hyperactivity In Kids To Bullying
The Huffington Post

October 22, 2012

Much research probing the link between bullying and mental health has focused on how being bullied contributes to the development of issues like anxiety and depression. But a new study suggests the relationship goes both ways, finding that boys and girls with mental health disorders are three times more likely to be the bully.  The study found that kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) -- which is characterized by frequent tantrums and revenge seeking -- were six times more likely to be identified as bullies than children with no mental health disorders, while children with depression were three times more likely. Children with anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were also around three times more likely to be bullies, according to parental reports.

View the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/bullying-mental-health-problems_n_2001583.html


Keywords: bullying, mental health, study, anxiety, hyperactivity, kids



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