Depression High Among Youth Victims of School Cyber Bullying, NIH Researchers Report – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers have analyzed a survey on cyber bullying at school and depression risk. Cyber bullying involves aggressive behaviors communicated over a computer or cell phone. Dr. Ronald Iannotti is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Iannotti: With respect to symptoms in depression, victims of all forms of bullying, including cyber bullying, report more symptoms of depression. Even those who use all forms of bullying to bully others are at higher risk of depression.
Narrator: Dr. Iannotti says because of the association between bullying and depression, bullies and victims are candidates for evaluations by a mental health professional. For details, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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