Posted August 18, 2018 12:56:07 A new study has found that people who are bullied can also be victims.
The study, conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, and published in the journal Child Development, found that children who were physically abused by their parents are twice as likely to develop psychological problems as those who were not physically abused.
In the study, the researchers asked over 2,000 children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 14 about their experiences of bullying.
The researchers also looked at how many people reported being physically abused or threatened by their own parents.
The results showed that children that were physically or verbally abused were nearly twice as often as those that were not verbally or physically abused to develop symptoms of PTSD and anxiety disorder.
“What we see in our study is that bullying is associated with negative outcomes for both children and adults, including anxiety disorders and depression,” said study author Amy Miller, a professor in the University’s School of Psychology.
“These outcomes are linked to poor mental health outcomes.”
The findings also revealed that children and teenagers who were bullied by their biological parents were three times more likely to be diagnosed with PTSD and one third more likely than children who did not experience physical or sexual abuse.
Dr Miller said that children’s emotional health problems were more likely if they were bullied as children.
“Children and adolescents who are exposed to physical or emotional abuse in their homes have more difficulties in developing appropriate coping skills, and the impact of this exposure on these young people is exacerbated as they grow older,” Dr Miller explained.
“They are more likely at one point or another to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is a form of post-concussion syndrome.”
It is the older adults as well.” “
It is not just the young people who suffer from bullying.
It is the older adults as well.”
The study also found that there was a link between psychological issues and physical abuse, as well as bullying.
“We found that the psychological symptoms that were associated with bullying and physical physical abuse were both negatively related to their health, and were also associated with their likelihood of developing PTSD and other mental health problems,” Dr Martín Torres, a graduate student in the study and lead author of the study said.
“In short, children who have been physically or sexually abused are more prone to developing mental health disorders as adults.”
Dr Torres explained that children with PTSD often struggle with their thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of the world around them.
“Many of these problems are directly related to the trauma experienced by the child, and are associated with the underlying mental health issues that these children may have,” Dr Torres said.
The findings were based on a nationally representative survey of more than 10,000 U.S. children and teens, which was conducted by Child Development in partnership with the University.