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28 November 2012

Being bullied can cause trauma symptoms

A recent study found a high incidence (PTSD) symptoms among bullied pupils. These signs were seen in roughly 33% of respondents who said they had been victims of bullying.

This study of 963 children aged 14 and 15 in Norwegian schools found a high incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among bullied pupils. These signs were seen in roughly 33% of respondents who said they had been victims of bullying.

He has published an article on "Bullying and PTSD symptoms" in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology with colleague Ella Maria Cosmovici Idsøe at the UiS Centre for Behavioural Research and psychologist Atle Dyregrov from the Center for Crisis Psychology.

 
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