Involvement in cyberbullying increases risk of depression in female college students — for both bullies and victims — says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

What is worse is that the bullies are also likely to report problem alcohol use, the researchers noted.

“Participants with any involvement in cyberbullying had increased odds of depression and those involved in cyberbullying as bullies had increased odds of both depression and problem alcohol use,” said Rajitha Kota from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in the US.

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