Mental Health Conditions

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time

October 18, 2017 | Emily Taylor

New research published recently in JAMA Psychiatry found that the negative effects of bullying on the mental health of children and teens decreased over time. The research involved more than 11,000 participants in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) in the UK. When the children were 11, 14 and 16 years old, children and their parents responded to surveys measuring for indications of experiencing bullying and mental health challenges. The researchers found a decrease in mental health symptoms over time, which they saw as an indicator of the resilience of children and the importance of continued focus on intervention and treatment.

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