Study ties bullying to psychotic symptoms in children

01/4/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study showed that children who experienced bullying by peers had more than a twofold higher risk of suffering psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions or paranoia at 12 years old compared with those who weren't bullied. The study also found that bullied children who were also maltreated by adults had more than a fivefold increased risk of experiencing such symptoms.

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