Numerous studies have looked at what happens to kids that have been the victim of bullying. Some of these studies also look at the what happens to these children over a 50 year period of time. The mental and emotional trauma of bullying can have a lifetime of negative effects on a person.
According to a study published in Am J Psychiatry, victims of bullying developed higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide than their non-victimized peers. Childhood bullying victimization was associated with a lack of social relationships, economic hardship, and poor perceived quality of life at age 50. (1)
Besides the mental health effects that show up later in life as a result being bullied as kid, there other negative effects bullying has on the body. According to a study by Cambridge University Press, bullied children are at risk of increased levels of CRP (C-Reactive Protein is marker for inflammation) and obesity.
Services at Humfeld Chiropractic & Nutrition Center that can help someone who is the victim of childhood bullying:
1. Takizawa, R., Danese, A., Maughan, B., & Arseneault, L. (2014).4Adult Health Outcomes of Childhood Bullying
Victimization: Evidence From a Five-Decade Longitudinal British Birth Cohort. Am J Psychiatry 171(7):777-84.
2. Takizawa, R., Danese, A., Maughan, B., & Arseneault, L. (2015). Bullying victimization in childhood predicts inflammation and obesity at mid-life: A five-decade birth cohort study. Psychological Medicine, 45(13), 2705-2715.