Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New study shows childhood bullying increases risk of self-harming in later adolescence

News Medical, May 28, 2013

"A new study has proven that being bullied during childhood directly increases the likelihood of self- harm in late adolescence.
The analysis, led by researchers from the University of Warwick in association with colleagues at the University of Bristol, highlights that being bullied at primary school age can cause enough distress to significantly increase the risk of self-harming in later adolescence.
Almost 5,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study were assessed for exposure to bullying between seven and ten years of age and later asked whether they had engaged in self-harm at sixteen to seventeen years." Read More

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