Depression High Among Youth Victims of School Cyber Bullying, NIH Researchers Report – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New research findings underscore the need to monitor and obtain treatment for victims of cyber bulling. Dr. Ronald Iannotti at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development explains cyber bullying involves aggressive behaviors communicated over a computer or cell phone.
Iannotti: But what's unique about cyber bullying is that cyber victims report greater symptoms of depression than cyber bullies or cyber bully-victims.
Narrator: Dr. Iannotti says because of the association between bullying and depression, bullies, victims, and those that both bully and are victims themselves are candidates for evaluations by a mental health professional. For more information, 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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