Depression in kids may precede or follow bullying

May 4, 2006 by  
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Overall, children who reported experiencing bullying at the beginning of the school year were up to four times more likely to develop symptoms of depression, anxiety, bedwetting, abdominal pain and tension during the school year, Fekkes and colleagues report in the May issue of Pediatrics.

“This supports the hypothesis that the stress of victimization causes the development of somatic and psychological health problems,” they write.

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