Being Bullied Increases Risk for Eating Disorders

Those who are bullied in childhood can have an increased risk for a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and even eating disorders.

Surprisingly, researchers discovered it’s not only the victims who could be at risk psychologically, but also the bullies themselves.

Researchers at Duke Medicine and the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine found that in a study of 1,420 children, those who bullied others were twice as likely to display symptoms of bulimia, such as bingeing and purging, when compared to children who are not involved in bullying.

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