Checking on Bullying at the Doctor’s Office

The Times reports: “In my young patient’s case, his bully had also been instructing other children at school to harass him. There is evidence showing that such indirect bullying actually has a higher association with depression and thoughts of suicide in children. Importantly, bullies are not immune to these negative effects. The same study showed that bullies more often report delinquent behavior. Moreover, among adolescents, both victims and perpetrators of bullying havehigher rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.” More at the NY Times.

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