Bullying and its psychiatric implications

Bullying and its psychiatric implications

Researchers have consistently showed that the victims of bullying suffers long term psychiatric problems such as anxiety, panic attack, Post traummatic stress disorder, Depressive illness, low self confidence and suicidal behaviour.

I have seen a 10 year old patient who is so traummatized by physical and emotional bullying in school that he expressed suicidal thoughts even at such a young age. Are we aware of the environment that our children is exposed to in their school ? Bullying can occurs in many forms. It could also be in subtle forms such as name calling and being rejected/boycott by certain group of friends. So we need to listen to our children and help them to cope in their social world.

Here is an informative interview by psychiatrist  from NIMH ( National Institute of Mental Health, USA )


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