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What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?

With school starting in a few weeks, it is important to consider the consequences of childhood bullying and its effects on self-esteem of children as they grow into adulthood.

New research shows that children who’ve been intensely bullied are at risk of substandard psychological, emotional and physical health as they grow and develop. They are also at risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior.

“The researchers found that, at age 50, participants who had been bullied when they were children were more likely to be in poorer physical and psychological health and have worse cognitive functioning than people who had not been bullied.”

“Victims of bullying were also found to be more likely to be unemployed, earn less and have lower educational levels than people who had not been bullied. They were also less likely to be in a relationship or have good social support.”

“People who had been bullied were more likely to report lower quality of life and life satisfaction than their peers who had not been bullied.” Read more.

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