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Effects of Bullying Last Well Into Adulthood


Effects of Bullying Last Well Into Adulthood
Psych Central
August 19, 2013

A new study shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes faced by adults exposed to bullying in childhood.  The investigation looked at the impact of bullying on all those involved: The victims, the bullies, and those who fall into both categories, known as “bully-victims.”  The study found that bully-victims are perhaps the most vulnerable group of all. They had the greatest risk for health problems in adulthood — over six times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious illness, smoke regularly, or develop a psychiatric disorder compared to those not involved in bullying.

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Keywords: effects, bullying, last, adulthood, mental health

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